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Wu Xing Wide by DigitalPhenom Wu Xing Wide by DigitalPhenom
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

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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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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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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
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mx-steel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
:wow: Awesome :) nice concept with images =D
Very Nice job :thumbsup: :+fav:
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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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