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Practice 1046

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Landscape 08-11-2016

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Orchid 08-11-2016

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Practice 1045

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Practice 1044

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Practice 1043

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Practice 1042

Lotus is a symbol of purity because it rises out of the mud to bloom. It is the flower of the sixth month and summer. Lotus blossoms are often depicted as a throne for the Buddha and the lotus is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism (ba jixiang 八吉祥).  Source: britishmuseum.org

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Practice 1041

Longevity is the main traditional Chinese meaning for the crane. Wisdom that comes with age, is an often associated meaning and in Feng Shui the influence of a Chinese crane painting is for a long life that increases in wisdom.  Source: arts.cultural-china.com

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Practice 1040

The Rooster is the tenth of the twelve-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese Zodiac.   The Rooster is a common subject in Chinese painting, belonging to the category of flower-and-bird painting. The Chinese character for the Chicken (鸡, ) is a homophone of auspicious (吉, ), thus making it particularly popular among Chinese artists. Source: http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com

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