The classic peacock in Chinese art is a theme often represented in narratives pertaining to benevolence and beauty. It is a symbol of opulence, of a richness beyond wealth but in heart and virtue. Indeed, as referenced by “The Lost Book of Zhou,” these virtues symbolized by the animal are: Loyalty, trust, respect, strength, gentleness, stability, purity, and fluidity. Here, studio artists chose to emphasize on that internal beauty by crafting the sculpture in negative relief. The elegant feathers of the bird fan out, radiating an effulgence from within that is encapsulated in one indelible message of the true richness of a beautiful and radiant heart.
A Radiant Heart
A radiant heart Drives light into every corner For fulfillment and opulence In the new era.