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Happy Chinese New Years. Year of the Tiger. I was at Wallace Bookstore and found this book. I made a picture of it for the occasion.
2010 begins a new decade and the new symbol. The idea began when I saw Borge's Dreamtigers at a bookstore after the new years. I had seen certain images of the tiger pasted to my bedroom wall as a child and I regard it as protection. I had been told my my parents that when we sleep, our soul being becomes an animal and roam the landscape of dreams. I believe that we became our Zodiac counter part, our doppleganger. It was believe that the face of the dreamer would not be distrubed or deface because the dream counter part would not be able to recognize the host upon it's return. The realm of sleep and dream is sacred. TThis is the reason why pictures of people sleeping is frown upon. I was looking at the color and symbols of Red, the Chinese red. At the time, I was looking at images with the color red as symbols of love. I had an idea for a while of gathering all of the images that I had taken that has something to do with Asian and the Asian culture. Part of it seems that I have fallen into the same cliche and stereo types. It might be a mirror that reflects my own prejudices and preferences.