January 26, 2012 in News by Jonathan
Year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon by the Chinese calendar.
Happy Chinese new year. Fun, friends, Sea and Surf, that is all new year celebrations is all about.
Artwork by Jonathan
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Tinker said on 27/01/2012
Not just the dragon; but the Water Dragon!
The five-elements of the zodiac plus the 12 signs give a 12×5=60 year rotation. Water grows Wood, Wood burns with Fire, Fire leaves ash which condenses to Earth, Earth condenses to Metal, and Metal condenses Water…
Dragon is the symbol of living water in our world; sprung springs, stream flow, river course, lake ebb, and ocean, evaporation, cloud formation and rain-fall… the entire hydrological cycle. We are having a wet, green, humid summer here in New Zealand/Aotearoa – Water Dragon indeed…
Here in Raglan some friends and I threw a Water-Dragon / Taniwha new years celebration last weekend (Taniwha being the Maori guardians of the waters analogous to the asian/celtic dragons).
Two nights, 7 dj’s, a couple of hundred people above the waves of Ruapuke beach, traditional japanese drummers and a masked demon dancer. Music and stomping feet till dawn each night…
May all you gay surfers ride and carve the year of the Water Dragon with style and grace!
Jonathan said on 27/01/2012
Thanks for the elucidation, Simon. I didn’t know this. But how it makes sense now!
Tinker said on 28/01/2012
Sweet, my understanding is limited, but this is what i know so far. I kinda love being a dragon too… 😉
robbins thompson said on 29/01/2012
Hey I recognize that spot- beautiful piece
Andy Schell said on 04/03/2012
An amazing piece of art. I love it.
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