In Chinese culture, the tiger incites both awe and admiration for its prowess, ferocity and beauty. This big cat is full of life and embodies the spirit and drive to achieve and make progress.
The tiger represents the greatest earthly power, as well as protection over human life. The sign on this tiger’s forehead spells ‘king’, which is common in most Chinese symbols depicting a tiger.
About the artist
Malaysian-born Kevin Bathman is an artist and graphic designer who has worked in Sydney, Auckland and Kuala Lumpur. Among his projects is The Chindian Diaries, an arts and community project exploring the connection, history and forgotten stories of the Chinese and Indian community.
The zodiac symbol of the Tiger can be characterised as enthusiastic, courageous and ambitious. The Tiger is a born leader.
Explore the 12 Lunar Lanterns at Circular Quay during the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival.
The Lunar Lanterns will be illuminated from dusk each day, however they can be viewed in daylight.