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A Characteristic of the Chinese Zodiac Rat is Wisdom

The above oil painting “Rat Going to Market” is part of a series of oil paintings featuring the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac by award-winning Chinese American artist Tiffany Chang. Each of her paintings display humanized animals that illustrate the unique characteristics of each of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.  Her “Rat Going to Market” painting, for example, illustrates a humanized rat carrying fruit to market.  One of the attributes associated with the Chinese zodiac rat is wisdom and you can see this on the face of this rat.  2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey and may have a profound effect on those born in the Year of the Rat. First, the Fire Monkey sign is...

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Oil Painting Displays Personality of Year of the Ox

The oil painting by Chinese American artist Tiffany Chang, “The Ox Painter” clearly displays the personality of those born during the Year of the Ox. The personality of the Ox is diligent, reliable, honest, determined and ambitious.  The Ox in Tiffany Chang’s painting is an ambitious and determined artist with paint all over his clothing because of the large volume of paintings he has worked on.  Those born in the Year of the Ox are known for achieving their goals by having great patience.  This is demonstrated by the intricate works displayed within this oil painting that were created by the Ox.  People born in the Year of the Ox are also known for achieving their goals by consistent efforts...

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