Sacred Beasts

A Rubber stamp set, workshops and promotional materials

The Forbidden City is a palace complex in Beijing. Its historical and cultural connotations are rich in substance, however, its’ ridged guardian beast statues are lesser-known, standing guard in silence.

In Sacred Beasts, I use a rubber-stamp set and a series of workshops to creatively and educationally present and decode the myths and symbolism of the sacred beasts, focusing on exploring the stories behind them, and the charm of traditional culture from the perspective of Generation Z.

What it aimed to convey was not only the issue of cultural identity and confidence but also a critique of the rigidity of contemporary communication mediums and the loss of spiritual connotations and innovative aesthetic expression in traditional cultural-themed artworks.