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The Lucky Elephant

23.6 x 31.5 in
oil on canvas

1 in stock

$1,700

 

The word “elephant” in Mandarin is a homonym of the word “auspicious”, making the elephant an important symbol of luck in Chinese culture. “ji xiang ru yi”, the Chinese phrase used for blessing good fortunes, is often symbolized in ceremonial occassions with images of an elephant.

As part of her Flowers Of Life series, this painting by Zhang Jing convey the powerful yet potentially ephemeral nature of luck. The elephant, seemingly nothing more than a mystical force that attracts the thousands of flowers needed to form its figure, exists in this delicate state of surreal beauty dichotomized with lingering vulnerability.

Dimensions 23.6 x 31.5 in
SKU: 73253-28 Category:
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