Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tiger and Dragon (ATC)

Here´s another Yin Yang related pic. I mentioned the concept before. For those who haven´t read that post, here you go:
The concepts of yin and yang originate in ancient Chinese philosophy and metaphysics, which describe two primal opposing but complementary principles said to be found in all objects and processes in the universe.

Yin (Chinese: 陰 or 阴) is the darker element; it is passive, dark, feminine, downward-seeking, and corresponds to the night.

Yang (陽 or 阳) is the brighter element; it is active, light, masculine, upward-seeking and corresponds to the day.

Yin Yang

Yin is often symbolized by water or earth, while yang is symbolized by fire, or wind.
Yin and yang are descriptions of complementary opposites rather than absolutes. Any yin/yang dichotomy can be seen as its opposite when viewed from another perspective. The categorization is seen as one of convenience. Most forces in nature can be seen as having yin and yang states, and the two are usually in movement rather than held in absolute stasis.

5 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

These are really beautiful, and I always have such fun reading your posts.

littlemithi said...

These are lovely! I really like the tiger especially since I was born in the Chinese year of the tiger! Thanks for coming round to my blog and leaving a comment. I'm excited to start studying again, but also a bit anxious to move to a town that I'm unfamiliar with ...

Africantapestry said...

Hi, I like these cards, as well as your previous post with the Koi fish.
Now I may reveal my stupidity...but I have no idea what atcs is/are? I'd like to know how you did these cards?
Nice work.
Ronell

ksklein said...

@caseytoussaint: Thanks, I enjoy your blog too.

@littlemithi said...
I was born in the Chinese year of the rabbit! What I love most about moving is moving to a place I´m unfamiliar with. There are so many new things to discover. We are moving next monday, but only around the corner. ;)

@Africantapestry: Thanks for the comment. atcs are artist trading cards. They are only 2.5 x 3.5 inches... like the usual trading cards. And the artists trade them between each other. A good site to check atcs out is www.atcards.com. Actually these two cards were very easy to make. I used red cardboard for the background and the other parts were done with a black paint marker.

Allotment Lady said...

Wonderful art work - I am so envious of your talent.

Just beautiful and thanks for adding the link