AAPI Zodiac: Earth Dog, Limited Edition Print
The AAPI (Asian Pacific Islander American) Zodiac explores hybrid identities, inspired by conversations with my Taiwanese mother. In the Chinese Zodiac, there are 12 animals and 5 elements that shape individuals’ identities. I reimagined the Zodiac animals as if they were informed by diaspora and landscapes of Turtle Island / North America.
The Earth Dog embodies a deep sense of justice. They often carry the kind of moral integrity that becomes the pillars of society. They are principled with an innate sense of decency, but are also ready to be disagreeable and willing to challenge authority.
I've illustrated the Earth Dog with my iconic bulldog from several of my series. It felt especially right to do so in an election year with so much at stake. The Earth "Bulldog" withstands fire, fire that is necessary for the prairie to bloom.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, who you become is determined by the intersection of the animals and elements that represent your birth year, month, and hour.
October is the Month of the Earth Dogs. People born in 1958 and 2018 (after the lunar new year) are Earth Dogs. The Earth Dog are 19:00 to 21:00.
Signed Limited Edition Print of the original artwork.
These are Giclee Print on Archival Paper, which retain their quality for the lifelong collector.
8 x 10 inch print.