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History of Wu Xing;
Whereas Western thought developed the idea of elements as substances, and Indian thought as emanations, Chinese philosophy conceived of the five elements, or Wu Xing, as dynamic states of change.

"Wu Xing" is actually the short form of "Wu zhong liu xing zhi chi" or "the five types of chi dominating at different times". Water dominates in winter, wood in spring, fire in summer, metal in autumn. At the intersection between two seasons, the transitional period is dominated by earth.
The names "water", "wood", "fire", "metal" and "earth" are only substances whose properties resemble the respective chi in the closest possible way.



I wanted to do an "elements" piece using the five elements of change based on Chi. I also wanted to keep this sleek and classy looking. I hope I have achieved this in this piece.
Enjoy.

Photos from Corbis.
Steve
DP Studios

HDTV WIDE
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1680x1050

Single Wide Here -> [link]


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Steve
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:iconmarkovuckovic:
markovuckovic Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
very nice :)
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lpowell Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
Excellent! I always liked the Chinese view of the elements better than the generic "wind water fire earth" western view.
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much..i had great fun learning as i done that piece. :D
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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
oh yeah...it took a long time to collect those...i had about 50 pics open in PS lol thank you very much! :D
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Bl0oDy4nGeL Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007   General Artist
fav xDDDD
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconmx-steel:
mx-steel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
:wow: Awesome :) nice concept with images =D
Very Nice job :thumbsup: :+fav:
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconkjherstin:
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
WOW :wow: top quality and great choice of images :thumbsup:
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much...took me longer to find the right images then it did to make the wall LOL
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:iconkjherstin:
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
I do believe it! :D
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:iconpsychopulse:
Psychopulse Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
Great! :+fav: ;)
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my friend and congrats on the DD :highfive:
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:iconcloud-no9:
cloud-no9 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
:wow: Awesome! Indeed classy and sleek indeed! :clap:

The pictures selected are lovely! Brilliant!
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :XD:
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:iconcloud-no9:
cloud-no9 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
You're welcome!!! :bow:
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:iconpeterrama:
PeterRama Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
I like!
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend!! :D
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:iconjah2147:
jah2147 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Man thats so informational,
dear sir has done lots of homework.

one thing the most impressive is that its so neat and clean and moreover its in widescreen.
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend!! :D Yes I studied on it for a little while...I think its very interesting to see the different cultures views on the elements. :D
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:iconjah2147:
jah2147 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Filmographer
you such an interesting person.
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:iconthegenome:
thegenome Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
yum... really swish :D
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend!! :D
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FSDown Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That is very unique! You have created something awsome and also taught me something :nod: You sure kept it sleek and classy aswell :) Great work :+fav:
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend!! :D
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:icontamilia:
Tamilia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Student
wow :wow: i love it :deviation:
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend!! :D
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:icontamilia:
Tamilia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Student
np :hug:
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:iconzootx:
ZootX Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Great wall :)
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend!! :D
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:iconhdavispi:
hdavispi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Truly impressive work, bro! :clap:
10 out of 10! :judge:
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend!! :D
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:iconscrumz:
Scrumz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it :D Its awesome :)

So simple but still so great!
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend!! :D
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Osox Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
Excellent work, this wu xing stuff has something to do with Fong shuei???
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much my friend.....well I Wasnt sure what that was until I looked it up but im still not sure it has any relation. :shrug: lol
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boss019 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Looks great on widescreen...nice pics and design...really clean too! :)
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you bro. Thanks for testing the wides for me.. lucky %$%$@#% :lol:
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:iconboss019:
boss019 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Not lucky....just into maxing my credit cards. :lol:
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:iconmauricioestrella:
mauricioestrella Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Excelent wallpaper my friend! :+fav: :worship:
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much bro! :D
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:icondark-cells:
Dark-Cells Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Very Nice :thumbsup:
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my friend! :D
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Dark-Cells Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
your welcome :handshake:
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:iconthe1blur:
The1Blur Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
even lovelier!!
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much....wish I had a widescreen lol
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:iconthe1blur:
The1Blur Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its ok...we dont need um... Hey...do u know how to make the "Copyright" symbol and the "R" symbol here on dA?
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yeah...you have to hold down alt and use the Number pad on the right side of your keyboard....these wont work using the top row of numbers for some weird reason...but here thy are...


Copyright is Alt, 0, 1, 6, 9

Trademark ™ is Alt, 0, 1, 5, 3

Registered is Alt, 0, 1, 7, 4

Bullet • is Alt, 0, 1, 4, 9
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