Year of the Tiger, 2022
According to the Lunar calendar, 2022 is the year of the Tiger. But traditionally, babies even born in other years will be given a tiger hat as a symbol of health. This "baby tigress" in the painting holds a maple leaf rattle and pajamas printed with red maple leaves. The amalgamation of symbols show the integration of cultural identities in Canada, yet also the mix of two cultures born into the small body of this one child.
|Oils on Canvas
|Symbols, Portrait, Portrait, Baby, Culture, Heritage
|Original, one of a kind artwork
|24.5in x 20.5in
|20in x 16in
Jing Jia, AFCA
Burnaby, British Columbia
Jia was a graphic designer and layout editor. After moving to Canada, Jia studied Fine Arts at the UBCO , making the Dean’s list. Her works have been exhibited and awarded in numerous art shows throughout the years.
"Art is a visual language, exploring with different art mediums is trying different ways to "talk"."