Year Of The Green Wood Horse

louisegreen

Lansdowne, Australia

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Acrylics on calico 2metres x 1.8 metres 2014.

Created for the Chinese Year Of The Horse – this year being the male (Yang) Green Wood Horse.
The colours associated with this wood horse are green, white, orange & yellow in particular & the ever present red for good luck, he has 4 red hooves representing grounding & stability. The horse is an animal that likes to keep his hooves close to the earth & is nervous when on unstable ground.

The tree growing up through his body with the light green leaves & outreaching branches are new growth. All of the leaves are in various shades of green from light to dark. I designed this horse rearing up & forward as that is what the year is all about.
The horse is considered a lucky sign & associated with fortune, & 4 silver & gold leaves mean this is a money tree. He is outlined in rich gold.
It is auspicious to have even numbers – therefore the 4 floating leaves are the 4 seasons of the year, 12 leaves in his tail are the 12 animals of the zodiac & the 12 months of the year, 24 leaves in his mane are the 24 hours of the day. The number of branches in the tree are also even.
12 of each red & green coloured jewels have been positioned around him, in keeping with these numbers.

The 2 orange peony roses are one of the flowers associated with the horse.

This painting currently hangs as the main focus for my exhibition “YEAR OF THE HORSE” at Cafe Mediterrano in Taree – opening on Friday 31st January to kick off the start of the Chinese New Year.

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