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Flowers and Hearts for Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2011

by Sculptor Tsang Cheung-shing“Yuan yang” is a typical Hong Kong beverage mix of tea and coffee, and also a symbol of marriage and love. Sculptor Tsang Cheung-shing united both concepts in an ingenious ceramic work in which tea and coffee poured from separate cups flow together in a passionate kiss.

Yuan yang actually refers to Mandarin Ducks, a symbol of conjugal love in Chinese culture, as the birds usually appear in pairs and the male and female look very different.

Opposites attract. But so do likes. Happy Valentine’s Day, all!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Maggie Constan permalink
    February 8, 2011 3:36 pm

    Not the usual Valentine’s Day stuff.

    • February 8, 2011 3:55 pm

      Thanks, Maggie. Believe it or not, Scientific American was my source for most of these images. And a nod of appreciation to, too!

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