Passerby of Hundred Generations
Time is transient, and we are just guests of the generations
Creator : Chen, Guan-Ru
Life is but a few dozen cycles of the four seasons, yet we never stop to admire them. The seasons stealthily and silently change. Before this insignificant existence disappears, I hope this artwork can record the stories about solar terms that our ancestors taught us and pass them on until the day that time ceases to exist.
Art & NFT
We sell the benevolence and beauty of every solar term.
Limited to 576 pieces
Passerby of Hundred Generations consists of twenty-four unique pen drawings of each of the twenty-four solar terms. and each solar term is limited to twenty-four pieces, which comes to a total of 576 pieces of artwork. Each piece follows the ERC-721 standard on Ethereum.
Giclée Drawings and NFT
We sell giclée prints of Passerby of Hundred Generations and abide by the concepts of the original painting in the digital version. At the same time, we sell the exclusive NFT to each solar term, providing you with both physical and digital artworks for your collection.
Each solar term is issued individually
The twenty-four solar terms depict the changes of season and climate. We sell exclusive solar term creations in our exclusive time.
Twenty-four solar terms, one hundred and ninety-six cultural footnotes, naturally embellish our daily lives
To strive for good luck and avoid evil; be calm and tranquil
Since we were fetuses, before any consciousness was developed, we have been accepting blessings from all parties. We not only accept various types of blessings, but we also learned to pray for others. We pray for our parents’ longevity by staying up late past midnight on Chinese New Year’s Eve. We pray for our reunion by eating tangyuan on Lantern Festival. We pray for blessings and the elimination of disasters by hosting dinner for lone ghosts and ghosts that we have never met before during the Ghost Festival. Even in secular weddings and funerals, there are plenty of rituals symbolic of blessing. Everything about praying seems to originate from love. Because of love, we always hope that everything and everyone we love can pursue good fortune, avoid disasters, and forever be peaceful.
Formation of the solar terms by Shennong
Maybe science was not developed enough in the past, so while facing mysterious and unpredictable natural phenomena, the desire for peace brought about the legend of the formulation of the solar terms by Shennong. Through passing the legend down from generation to generation, it was enriched with layers after layers of connotation. The 196 cultural footnotes include myths, historical events, and the aesthetics of Chinese characters. They also include the observations of the natural world, seasonal health maintenance recipes, the timing for crop and fish harvest, and daily-life wisdom. Then agricultural proverbs, literature, and poems with local characteristics are developed. t is hard to explain the solar terms in a few words, but they naturally embellish our daily lives. Although most of them are gradually lost in the society that strives for efficiency nowadays, the essence of prayer has never been lost. From Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Ghost Festival, Qixi Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Chongyang Festival to the Winter Solstice Festival, these blessing ceremonies are still fully scheduled throughout the year.