'Butterfly Lover ', 2014 black and neon orange Biro Drawing

'Butterfly Lover ', 2014 black and neon orange Biro Drawing

Part Two of 'The Legend of the Last South China Tiger' ...

"Amoy has survived and thrived under the protection of the Tigress
Warriors and grown into the most magnificent male tiger that ever lived in China. He rolls on his back in the sunshine and plays with butterflies. Softly the music of the ‘Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto’ drifts over him and turns into musical notes glistening on his sleek fur. Then, the butterflies begin to transform and suddenly the beautiful face of Zhu Yingtai appears on the wings of the first butterfly. Amoy is so entranced by her beauty, he begins to dream of a mate. All of a sudden the face of the most beautiful tigress he could ever imagine emerges on the wings of the second butterfly. Zhu Yingtai and Liang Shanbo, the ‘Butterfly Lovers’, begin to appear on his fur. Amoy smiles – he rolls over and dreams of his mate and the survival of his species, and continues to play with butterflies."

FURTHER INFORMATION
The 'Legend of the Last South China Tiger' was especially written by Jane for Save Wild Tigers. Using her method of photographing film recordings as they play on her television to produce inspirational images for her drawings, ‘Yin and Yang’ was inspired by ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ (Ang Lee 2000), ‘Hero’ (Zhang Yimou 2002), ‘House of the Flying Daggers’ (Zhang Yimou 2004), ‘Red Cliff’ (John Woo 2008) and ‘2046’ (Wong Kar-wai 2004). Images of Chinese actresses Zhang Ziyi and Faye Wong became the inspiration for the cloud Goddesses of Yang. An image of an emaciated captive South China tiger from a tiger farm is reflected on the sword of the most powerful Tigress Warrior. ‘Butterfly Lover’ the second drawing of the South China Tiger triptych was made especially for Save Wild Tigers and also inspired by the ‘Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto’ (Chen Gang and He Zhanhao, 1959). The Chinese title of the concerto appears on the fur of Amoy’s shoulder. The face of the heroine Zhu Yingtai from the old Chinese legend ‘Butterfly Lovers’ is inspired by Faye Wong in ‘2046’. This triptych symbolises the fate of the South China tiger subspecies, which is thought to only survive in captivity. It also carry a message of hope, that the vital work of organisations like Save Wild Tigers is ensuring that other tiger subspecies continue to play with butterflies.
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'Butterfly Lover ', 2014 black and neon orange Biro Drawing

'Butterfly Lover ', 2014 black and neon orange Biro Drawing

Part Two of 'The Legend of the Last South China Tiger' ...

"Amoy has survived and thrived under the protection of the Tigress
Warriors and grown into the most magnificent male tiger that ever lived in China. He rolls on his back in the sunshine and plays with butterflies. Softly the music of the ‘Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto’ drifts over him and turns into musical notes glistening on his sleek fur. Then, the butterflies begin to transform and suddenly the beautiful face of Zhu Yingtai appears on the wings of the first butterfly. Amoy is so entranced by her beauty, he begins to dream of a mate. All of a sudden the face of the most beautiful tigress he could ever imagine emerges on the wings of the second butterfly. Zhu Yingtai and Liang Shanbo, the ‘Butterfly Lovers’, begin to appear on his fur. Amoy smiles – he rolls over and dreams of his mate and the survival of his species, and continues to play with butterflies."

FURTHER INFORMATION
The 'Legend of the Last South China Tiger' was especially written by Jane for Save Wild Tigers. Using her method of photographing film recordings as they play on her television to produce inspirational images for her drawings, ‘Yin and Yang’ was inspired by ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ (Ang Lee 2000), ‘Hero’ (Zhang Yimou 2002), ‘House of the Flying Daggers’ (Zhang Yimou 2004), ‘Red Cliff’ (John Woo 2008) and ‘2046’ (Wong Kar-wai 2004). Images of Chinese actresses Zhang Ziyi and Faye Wong became the inspiration for the cloud Goddesses of Yang. An image of an emaciated captive South China tiger from a tiger farm is reflected on the sword of the most powerful Tigress Warrior. ‘Butterfly Lover’ the second drawing of the South China Tiger triptych was made especially for Save Wild Tigers and also inspired by the ‘Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto’ (Chen Gang and He Zhanhao, 1959). The Chinese title of the concerto appears on the fur of Amoy’s shoulder. The face of the heroine Zhu Yingtai from the old Chinese legend ‘Butterfly Lovers’ is inspired by Faye Wong in ‘2046’. This triptych symbolises the fate of the South China tiger subspecies, which is thought to only survive in captivity. It also carry a message of hope, that the vital work of organisations like Save Wild Tigers is ensuring that other tiger subspecies continue to play with butterflies.
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