Friday, April 16, 2010

Day 17

So, this one was another tough one for me because I am generally not all that interested in art or sculpture.

But I did manage to dig up this awesome... sculpture? This was taken in Taiwan last year. I think it was in the Chang Kai-Shek Memorial but it could have been any of the ones in the area, since they are all clumped together and I am evidently bad at remembering or taking notes about where I take pictures.

When this picture was taken year, it was the Year of the Ox, hence the choice of shape. Red was the obvious choice as well, since the Chinese consider red to be a lucky color and wear it to ward off evil spirits.

Even though my birth year is 1986, I am actually an Ox baby rather than a Tiger baby, because I was born just before the Lunar New Year that year. There is some celebration in the USA, in areas like Chinatown and other cities with a high Asian population, but definitely not to the extent of the Taiwanese. True Chinese culture shone through when I saw things related to the Year of the Ox all over the country. Seriously, literally everywhere.

Sculptures, banners, little figurines -- you name it. Oxen everywhere.

Day 01 — Your favorite movie
Day 02 — Your favorite song
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)

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