Taijitu, Portrait #4
DescriptionLimited Edition of 10
Printed on Hahnemühle Paper
A label with the Edition Number, Signature and Fingerprint of the artist is attached verso
The light on the nude female figure symbolizes the Taijitu symbol.
Taijitu symbolises the religious and philosophical tradition of Taoism (also called Daoism). The term means a ‘diagram of the supreme ultimate,’ It refers to the famous Chinese concept of yin and yang, of opposites existing in complete harmony.
The Taijitu symbol consists of two (one black and one white) swirling ‘teardrop’ shapes that fit within each other to form a perfect circle. Each figure contains a part of the other so that there is a black dot in the white half of the circle and a white dot in the black portion. These seemingly opposing, but complementary halves make a whole and thus, are incomplete without each other.