Adele Aldridge on April 29th, 2015
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Illustration for Trigram ,The Joyous Lake

The youngest daughter in the I Ching trigram family is the symbol of The Joyous Lake.

According to Wilhelm:

The Joyous, is autumn, and leads the year toward its fruition and joy. The Joyous acts in the sheep. The Joyous is the lake;  it is a sorceress; it is mouth and tongue. It means smashing and breaking apart; it means dropping off and bursting open. Among the kinds of soil it is the hard and salty. It is the concubine.

Trigram LakePainting inspired b y the Chinese character for the trigram, The Joyous Lake

Joyous Lake
My original image for the trigram, The Joyous Lake

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Adele Aldridge on April 27th, 2015
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Youngest son, trigram Keeping Still
The youngest son in the I Ching trigram family is the symbol of The Keeping Still Mountain.

According to Wilhelm:

Keeping Still is the trigram of the northeast, where beginning and end of all creatures are completed. He brings them to perfection in the sign of Keeping Still. … The trigram Keeping Still, whose symbol is the mountain, is of mysterious significance. Here, in the seed, in the deep-hidden stillness, the end of everything is joined to a new beginning. Death and life, dying and resurrection—these are the thoughts awakened by the transition from the old year to the new. … Keeping still acts in the dog.

Trigram for Mountain

Painting inspired by the Chinese character for The Keeping Still Mountain.

Keeping Still Mountain

My original illustration for The Keeping Still Mountain

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Adele Aldridge on April 23rd, 2015
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Illustration for Trigram Fire, Middle daughter

The middle daughter in the I Ching trigram family is the symbol of The Clinging Fire. The Clinging means dependence. The Clinging acts in the pheasant-like firebird. The Clinging is the brightness in which all creatures perceive one another.

Trgram FirePainting inspired by the Chinese character for the trigram, The Clinging Fire

The Clinging fire
My original image for Trigram, The Clinging Fire

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Adele Aldridge on April 16th, 2015
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Trigram for trigram Middle son, Abysmal water

The middle son in the I Ching trigram family is the symbol of The Abysmal Water.

According to Wilhelm:

The Abysmal means water. It is the trigram of due north, the trigram of toil, to which all creatures are subject. . . He toils in the sign of the Abysmal.  … The Abysmal acts in the pig.  … of the domestic animals the pig is the one that lives in mud and water.

I Ching trigram, water

Painting inspired by the Chinese character for the Trigram Abysmal Water.

The Abysmal water

My original illustration for the trigram The Abysmal Water.

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