Oiyee At Oystudio
Painting - Chinese Ink On Rice Paper
Happy Year of the Snake!
2013 is the Year of the Snake. The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, and the start of the year is based on the cycles of the moon, and this year it falls on February 10, 2013.
Years of the Snake are: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013
This is my wild grass calligraphy for the Chinese character, snake.
Chinese writing dates back to over 5000 years ago. Snake 蛇 is a pictograph. The original oracle bone script is a rough drawing of the snake. It has evolved to the modern day character but you can still vaguely see the head on the left and the tail on the right.
January 4th, 2013
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