Year of the Dog
50 x 50 cm
Limited Edition of 10
Screen print on somerset satin 330gsm
Stamped, numbered & signed
Shimmering chartreuse screen print and varnished black detail, gives depth and highlights the many characters in this scene. The Chinese Yellow mountains symbolize stability and reliance, and are the very essence of the 2018 dog.
Following on from last year's 'Happy Rooster 2017', 'The Year of the Dog 2018' is another collage blending East with West & offering a mini world of surrealism to lose yourself in. #2018yearofthedog
Red, purple & green are lucky colours for the dog, and 9 is the ruling number this year. Spot 9 dogs in the picture - to bring you great fortune.
Special friends of the dog who offer support & good fortune are the rabbit, tiger & horse.
Lucky flowers for the dog are orchids & roses. Dog roses & orchids are featured in this picture ;)
Chinese New Year in 2018 is on Friday, the 16th of February and ends on February 4, 2019. The year of the Dog 2018 comes just after the Year of the Fire Rooster (2017) and before the year of the Earth Pig (2019)! The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the chinese zodiac. You are a “Dog chinese zodiac animal” if you are born in one of these years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.
In Chinese astrology each zodiac year (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth…the year of 2018 meets element of Earth, so 2018 is a Earth Dog Year.
The Chinese Horoscope 2018 predicts that this year of the Brown Earth Dog is going to be a good year in all respects, but it will also be an exhausting year. You will be happy, yet frustrated, rested, yet tired, cheerful, yet dull!