Chinese Zodiac Wheel 06 Pollock

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Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:32 pm

Got one it went on sale 1:25pm east time...it looks sweet!!!
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:41 pm

six colors- wow!
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:44 pm

six colors seems to take away from the process a bit as it looks a bit childish. None the less it is a great print and a great addition to my collection.
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:17 pm

I love this print. Way to go Jim!

I don't think the amount of color he used takes away from the print at all. I can't wait to see it person. The detail is pretty intense for linoleum.

I love how he put the corresponding years with the animals.

The only thing I would change is the number of prints in the run, but I order as soon as the site changed so I should get some nice ink.

The monkey is my favorite.
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:09 pm

where do i go to get one of these?
thanks-
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:21 pm

AHHHH -
www.pollockprints.com

where else
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Does anyone know what the symbol in the center means?
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T-Dub13 wrote:Does anyone know what the symbol in the center means?
welcome to the EB forums T-Dub13!

i believe it is the Chinese character for luck, "fu" - upside down, a traditional sign hung on Chinese New Year. The Chinese word for "upside down" rhymes with the Chinese word for "arrive" so it is kind of a play on words that by hanging the sign upside-down, good luck will arrive :D
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T-Dub13 wrote:Does anyone know what the symbol in the center means?
Fu - the Chinese word for 'luck'

Around the Chinese New Year, people often put up a poster with this word on it - upside down! It's the only time when a Chinese word is posted upside down intentionally.

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With 22 per cent of the world's population being Chinese, the arrival of the lunar New Year – the Year of the Dog - on Sunday January 29 was welcomed by a huge array of celebrations and festivities globally.

Over the weekend millions of people in China, Taiwan and other nations travelled to their ancestral homes for family reunions for this most important of holiday in the year.

For those who cannot return to join their family in China or Taiwan, they would usually make long-distance phone calls to send their best regards to their family. It is a manifestation of family care and love for Chinese and Taiwanese people.

Central to many of the themes of the Chinese New Year celebrations (also known as the Spring festival) is the affirmation of family values, good fortune and good health.

Each year in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac is named after an animal. According to tradition an individual's future, personality, success and happiness are determined by the characteristics of their birth year animal: The Year of Dog will bring everyone luck and an increase of family fortune along wiith more trust and friendship.

As a way to help with memorization (like "A is for Apple" in American Alphebet books), each of the 12 numbers in the second (earthly branch) is also represented by an "animal."

A calendar system needs, first of all, a way to count the years. Since there are many numeric counting systems, the Chinese calendar uses a unique counting system (sexagenary cycles).

The binary system has 2 numbers: 0 and 1

The decimal system has 10 numbers: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

The sexagenary system uses 10 numbers in the "first" (or heavenly stem) positions and 12 numbers in the "second" (or earthly branch) positions. These make up a total of 60 numbers.

The 12 numbers in the second (earth) positions are:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 - The Calendar Year
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Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:22 pm

thanks for the info
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Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:00 pm

I Won an auction on ebay for one of these and I was wondering if pollock has shipped any yet. I have emailed the person selling it twice after paying for it with no responce so please let me know if anyone has gotten one yet. THANKS ted
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Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:42 pm

T-Dub13 wrote:I Won an auction on ebay for one of these and I was wondering if pollock has shipped any yet. I have emailed the person selling it twice after paying for it with no responce so please let me know if anyone has gotten one yet. THANKS ted
a good number of these have been recived
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Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:37 pm

I was afraid of that, but thanks anyhow
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Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:10 am

Received mine today from Pollock, and was pleasantly suprised by the color and detail of this print. 8)
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