bā guà
"... are eight symbols used in Taoist cosmology to represent the fundamental principles of reality. Each consists of three lines, each line either "broken" or "unbroken", respectively representing yin or yang, 0 or 1 forming binary numbers 000-111."

I`m studying I-Ching for 5 years already, and the eight trigrams were always fascinating me. This simple code all-encompassingly and laconically embodies the whole dynamics of the elements. It is mesmerizing moment between raw reality and elaborated strategies of the I Ching.

I made it with the hole for the incense so it can be functional (for offerings). Click on pictures to see the description.

8 micro sculptures, white local chamotte clay, milking. Made ultimately with fingers, without any tools. Fired at 1050, 3-5 cm approx

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☵, kǎn, gorge, the Abysmal, water, dangerous, in-motion, water
☰, qián, heaven, the Creative, strong, persisting, sky
☰, qián, heaven, the Creative, strong, persisting, sky
☰, qián, heaven, the Creative, strong, persisting, sky
☷, kūn, field, the Receptive, devoted, yielding, ground, earth
☷, kūn, field, the Receptive, devoted, yielding, ground, earth
☶, gèn, Keeping Still, bound, mountain, resting, stand-still, completion
☶, gèn, Keeping Still, bound, mountain, resting, stand-still, completion
☶, gèn, Keeping Still, bound, mountain, resting, stand-still, completion
☳, zhèn, the Arousing, shake, thunder, inciting movement, initiative
☳, zhèn, the Arousing, shake, thunder, inciting movement, initiative
☳, zhèn, the Arousing, shake, thunder, inciting movement, initiative
☲, lí, the Clinging, radiance, fire, glow, light-giving, humane "dependence", clinging, clarity, adaptable
☲, lí, the Clinging, radiance, fire, glow, light-giving, humane "dependence", clinging, clarity, adaptable
☲, lí, the Clinging, radiance, fire, glow, light-giving, humane "dependence", clinging, clarity, adaptable
☴, xùn, the Gentle, wind, air, penetrating, gentle entrance
☴, xùn, the Gentle, wind, air, penetrating, gentle entrance
☴, xùn, the Gentle, wind, air, penetrating, gentle entrance
☴, xùn, the Gentle, wind, air, penetrating, gentle entrance
☱, duì, the Joyous, open (reflection), lake, pleasure, tranquil (complete devotion)
☱, duì, the Joyous, open (reflection), lake, pleasure, tranquil (complete devotion)
☱, duì, the Joyous, open (reflection), lake, pleasure, tranquil (complete devotion)
☵, kǎn, gorge, the Abysmal, water, dangerous, in-motion
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