Asian American Zodiac: Golden Metal Monkey, Limited Edition Print
The Asian American Zodiac is a celebration of hybrid identities. There are 12 animal signs in the Chinese Zodiac and 5 elements that shape who we are. Each astrological animal is mapped with elements of North American landscapes, paying homage to the intricacies of heritage and who we are.
Inspired by stories and conversations with my mother about our family's history, our immigration and assimilation, and our future.
This is the Golden Metal Monkey.
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.
August is the Month of the Golden Metal Monkey. People born in 1980 and 1920 (after the lunar new year) are Metal Monkeys. The Hours of Monkey are 15:00 to 17:00.
The Metal Monkey Month is also the Leo Month in the Western Zodiac, so what better animal to represent than the Golden Lion Tamarin? And for a little extra pomp for all my Leo / Virgo / gold monkey friends, this is the first of the Zodiac animals to have an in-color edition.
Hand signed Limited Edition Print of 100 TOTAL of black-and-white and color versions.
These are Giclee Print on Archival Paper, which retain their quality for the lifelong collector.
5 x 7 inch print matted for an 8 x 10 inch frame.