春耕 夏耘 秋收 冬藏 Ploughing In Spring, Weeding In Summer, Harvesting In Autumn, Storing In Winter

春耕 夏耘 秋收 冬藏 Ploughing In Spring, Weeding In Summer, Harvesting In Autumn, Storing In Winter

35cm x 35cm x 4
Ink on paper

《荀子·王制》中有“春耕、夏耘、秋收、冬藏,四者不失时,故五谷不绝”。春夏秋冬,是循环不息的周期,也是历经波折的圆满。

In Xunzi. System of the Emperor, it is stated that “if the practice of ploughing in spring, weeding in summer, harvesting in autumn and storing in winter is observed promptly, there will be no problem of a dearth of five grains.” Spring, summer, autumn and winter are cycles of nature as well as fulfilment after conquering trials and tribulations.