Heaven Series

This series is based on the attributes of the Earlier Heaven and Later Heaven arrangement of the Bagua (eight trigrams). Heaven (Yang - blue), Earth (Yin - deep yellow), Water (Yang - deep blue), Fire (Yin - red), Wind/Wood (Yin - orange), Thunder (Yang - green), Lake (Yin - turquoise), Mountain (purple - Yang). White and gold represent Yang. Black and silver represent Yin.

The Earlier Heaven arrangement is organized on opposing forces - stasis - equilibrium, with Heaven above, Earth below.

Transition represents the change from static balance to motion - "The Big Bang." The Later Heaven arrangement is expansive and cyclic with Earth above, Heaven below. All Yin trigrams are on top, all Yang trigrams on the bottom, the imbalance giving rise to constant change.

All paintings 18* x 18" acrylic on masonite, 2012 - 2013

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Earlier Heaven 1

Transition 1

Later Heaven 1

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Earlier Heaven 2

Transition 2

Later Heaven 2

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Earlier Heaven 3

Transition 3

Later Heaven 3

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Earlier Heaven 4

Transition 4

Later Heaven 4

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Earlier Heaven 5

Transition 5

Later Heaven 5

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Earlier Heaven 6

Transition 6

Later Heaven 6

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Earlier Heaven 7

Transition 7

Later Heaven 7

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Earlier Heaven 8

Transition 8

Later Heaven 8

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Earlier Heaven 9

Transition 9

Later Heaven 9

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Earlier Heaven 10

Transition 10

Later Heaven 10

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Earlier Heaven 11

Transition 11

Later Heaven 11

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Earlier Heaven 12

Transition 12

Later Heaven 12

The Eight Phases of Yin and Yang

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Earlier Heaven,
Eight Phases of Yin and Yang, 2014
acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42"

Later Heaven,
Eight Phases of Yin and Yang, 2014
acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42"

Earlier Heaven and Later Heaven
Eight Phases of Yin and Yang, 2014
acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42"

64 Changes of Yin and Yang

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64 Changes of Yin and Yang - 2
2015
acrylic on canvas 24" x 24'

64 Changes of Yin and Yang - 3 2015
acrylic on canvas 24" x24"

64 Chages of Yin and Yang - 1 2015
acrylic on canvas 24' x 24"

64 Chnges of Yin and Yang - 4
2015
acrylic on canvas 24" x 24"

Heaven Inspired by Shao Yong

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Houtian (Later Heaven)
Inspired by Shao Yong, 2016
acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42"

Xiantian (Earlier Heaven)
Inspired by Shao Yong, 2016
acrylic on canvas ,42" x 42"