Celestial Black Turtle
Oil on Canvas 2013
55 x 35 cm – 21 7/10″ x 13 8/”10 inches
Artwork number 19
Powerful symbol of health and longevity (as turtles live for many years) and support.
A shield providing protection and security, (as it uses its shell own as an armor). Powerful symbol of tranquility, slow and steady enrichment, (as it moves slowly). Wealth, is enhanced by the lucky coins it bears. Symbol of the north, the winter, the winter solstice and the feng shui symbol «water». It carries Luo Shu the «magic rectangle» in its back that no matter how you add its numbers (the dots) you get 15 as a result. The colorful regions with the dots, depict the orientation, the color and kind of the “five elements” of feng shui. Its position can be a) behind the yellow dragon (of the center) b) north of the house c) in the back of the interior of our house, our office, our room, our bed.
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