The ox (牛): constant, strong, even-keeled, dedicated to work, focused.
To understand how the ancient Chinese saw oxen, it is helpful to know that horses were also used in farming. Compared to a sensitive and untamed horse, the ox was uncomplicated and focused on its work. Oxen are astonishingly strong animals, but they have a gentle nature. The prototypical (and most famous) person born under an ox sign is Barack Obama: sometimes people would get frustrated by his mild temperament when they wanted fiery passion, but he would not let himself be distracted by what others wanted—he was laser-focused on his life’s work. It is the same with an ox. They work hard, consistently and without complaint. Yet you can see the weight of the load that they carry.
Hanzimals is a modern interpretation of the Chinese zodiac: an icon/illustration of each zodiac animal combined with each animal's Chinese character, presented as a single glyph. These museum-quality posters are printed on thick and durable matte paper.
- Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
- Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
- Giclée printing quality
- Opacity: 94%
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