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 and are not distracted by others or the environment. This is shown by the proud stance of the Ox in this painting.
“The Ox Painter” is on display at the von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida through the weekend of April 17. After that it will go on tour in art galleries in New York and in New England. “The Ox Painter” is part of a series of oil paintings by Tiffany Chang representing each of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. The collection includes paintings that display the personalities of those born in the years of the Rat, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.