shi er zhu (twelve pig)
Pig was in no rush, stopping to snack on acorns and have a nap. Therefore, I have included a rather large acorn, given Pig sleepy eyes and placed him in a more horizontal than vertical position.
In the background, Cat is still struggling in the water, having been pushed in the drink by Rat, who Cat previously thought of as a friend.
The twelve paintings of the Chinese zodiac creatures I have made are ideally arranged as a cycle, with the Jade Emperor at the centre…