Emily Xie Art - Guardian Lion - Avant Arte

Guardian Lion

Guardian Lion reinterprets the iconic Chinese "foo dog" emblem. Xie was inspired by an old photo of her mother standing next to a lone foo dog, diverging from the customary pair. Through this image, Xie investigates how ancient symbols can be reimagined within modern narratives. Her depiction of a solitary lion symbolizes the dynamics of change, growth, and the isolated journey of immigration.

This piece combines digital collage, generative AI, hand drawing, algorithmically-generated textures. The artwork's printing technique fosters a conversation between historical and current textures - incorporating gold foil as a homage to traditional Chinese artistry.

Released with Avant Arte.

MEDIUM: digital collage, algorithmic textures w/ Javascript, freehand drawing, and generative AI for underlying assets

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