二十四節氣–小滿 The 24 Solar Terms – Grain Full / Cinyee Chiu
Size：23 * 18 cm
Type : Wooden puzzles
Artist : Cinyee Chiu
二十四節氣 24 Solar Terms
A personal project in 2014. I designed and illustrated animals for the traditional East Asian 24 solar terms.
For each term, I merged the featured vegetable or fruit, or the special environmental changes of that weather into the animal.
Not all the terms has a related animal, and usually several terms share the same vegetables. I tried to select and arrange them for better design and visual diversity.
XiaoMan (Grain Full) | Grain rice gradually turn plump; litchi.
The second solar term of summer. The climate is stable and the rain is abundant. Although the fruits of summer crops are not yet ripe, they are staring to be full.
The design uses water buffalo, the most representative farming animal in Asian agriculture, and blends ear of wheat and seasonal litchi into its legs, horns, ears, back, and belly to symbolize that people reap what they sow.