Two cyphers in Chinese heritage, the Ox and the Scholar Rock emanate as one in this symbolic ‘surge of strength and knowledge’ in Laurens Tan’s new Ox lantern.
The Ox (niu- 牛)
In Chinese culture the Ox is traditionally associated with agriculture and for their great strength and hard work. In mythology, the Ox symbolizes the ability of intellectual will to rule over bodily strength and its physical urges.
The ‘Scholar Rock’ (gongshi- 供石)
The ‘Wave’ is a scholar rock and demonstrates a respectful aesthetic understanding of the beauty of nature through refined characteristics – form, size (large or small), colour and texture.
Explore the 13 Lunar Lanterns at Circular Quay during the Sydney Lunar Festival.
The Lunar Lanterns will be lit from dusk each evening, but are just as impressive by day.