二十四節氣–處暑 The 24 Solar Terms – Limit of Heat / Cinyee Chiu
Size：13 * 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.
ChuShu (Limit of Heat) | Bamboo shoot.
“處” means to hide and terminate, which represents the end of summer and the start of colder climate. The old farm saying goes, “Sowing until after Limit of Heat is better than selling sundries.” which means that you gain more by transplanting rice seedlings until after Limit of Heat than carrying and selling sundries on the street.
The design uses hedgehog as representation with the addition of bamboo shoot elements, a seasonal vegetable, to its back and mung beans on its face for the finishing touch. The overall arrangement doesn’t have an out of place feeling and is quite lovely and full of strong autumn vibe.