二十四節氣–秋分 The 24 Solar Terms – Autumnal Equinox / Cinyee Chiu
Size：20 * 17 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.
QiuFen (Autumnal Equinox) | Day time is as long as night time; green onion, pear.
The day and night are equally long in Autumn Equinox. Daytime will be shorter and shorter after Autumn Equinox. It is officially autumn and the weather is starting to be cooler. Autumn Equinox is the harvesting period of autumn ploughing, thus it’s a very busy season for farmers.
The design uses crab, an autumn delicacy, as representation with the addition of fruits and vegetables like garlic, ginger, and pear, symbolizing the mouthwatering season. Don’t forget to also consume food that are healthy to your body while enjoying all the delicacies.