In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Vivian Zhou, program assistant at the University's Beijing Global Gateway, painted this special piece of art for the Notre Dame community.
In Chinese culture, each year in a repeating 12-year cycle is assigned an animal — a sign of inextricable connection, both physical and spiritual. Tuesday, Feb. 1, marks the beginning of the Year of the Tiger.
Zhou says the golden tiger is majestic in appearance and carries the mystery of ancient civilization in Asia. The tiger is seen as a symbol of strength and courage.
Zhou enjoys using the Chinese ink technique, but also paints with watercolor and colored pencil. Her art is inspired by her travels and encounters with local people and places.
“We wish you good health, happiness and a harmonious relationship with nature, on which our true prosperity depends,” says Zhou.
The Chinese New Year is known in China as the Spring Festival.
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