二十四節氣–芒種 The 24 Solar Terms – Grain in Ear / Cinyee Chiu
Size：16 * 28 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.
MangZhong (Grain in Ear) | Grains such as barley or wheat covered with spikes.
It’s the rainy season and there’s often overcast and rain. The ear of wheat and grains are full and emit golden rays of light. The summer sowed crops are ripe and it’s time for autumn sowing. The arrival of Grain in Ear also represents that farmers are starting to be busy on farms.
The design integrates the colors of mango and rice husk elements with the representative animal pheasant. The reddish tangerine yellow with a slight blue-green tone. The long tail sways like the thin awn of rice husk to display the ripeness and plumpness of crops at this time.