THE 5TH ELEMENT
Australia is a country rich in all the classical elements: big air in wondrous southern skies, a huge terrain volume of earth, a massive coastline and playground of water and an environment used to fire. Right now the consequences of serious drought (along with other causes) have exacerbated the catastrophic bushfire season of flames. All is wreaking havoc to our beautiful environment and big skies.
There is a 5th element though: the divine one. Known as the aether. Perhaps surmised, creatively, best by French director Luc Besson in his 1997 movie ‘The 5th Element’. The Fifth Element is in the form of a human. The human spirit, especially when leveraged en masse, can harness the power of the others and acts like a divine light capable of overcoming great challenges. This creative cause is to inspire that 5th element.
The Chinese Lunar Year has ties to both the classical elements and animals. We’ve created a unique set of animals, with my collaborating artist Deb Gillham. This creative inspiration was designed to go with a book on emotional intelligence. I thought we could rather gift and leverage the art for an even better cause.
There are typically 12 animals associated with lunar year cycles. You will find you have a lunar animal for your:
– time of birth
– equivalent to month/zodiac
– primary animal for lunar year of birth.