In the Chinese zodiac the years of the ox are 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985 and 1997. The ox is stubborn, but also persistent, dependable and loyal.
These images were designed for a Culture Initiative show in Charlotte, NC featuring animals of the Chinese zodiac.
My take on a popular print, the 99th plate illustration from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur. Featured are Trochilus colubris (or Archilochus colubris) — Ruby-throated hummingbird, Heliactin cornuta — Horned Sungem, Topaza pella — Crimson Topaz, Lophornis ornata (now: Lophornis ornatus) — Tufted Coquette, Sparganura sappho (or Sappho sparganura) — Red-tailed Comet, Docimastes ensifer (now: Ensifera ensifera) — Sword-billed Hummingbird, Eutoxeres condamini — Buff-tailed Sicklebill, Lophornis gouldii — Dot-eared Coquette, Ornismya petasophora, Augastes lumachellus — Hooded Visorbearer, Hylocharis stokesii, and Steganura underwoodi (now: Ocreatus underwoodii) — Booted Racket-tail
Scott Partridge is a digital and traditional artist. The subject of his work matter often features nature and organic forms, but also internal landscapes, and he tends to execute his pieces in a whimsical fashion. Please visit Scott’s website or follow his Tumblr for more work.
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