Red-Crowned Cranes [鹤寿]
Mixed Media on Canvas
100CM X 160CM
The longevity of cranes are immeasurable, similar with tortoises.
They are both regarded as a symbol for longevity. Not only that but cranes alone symbolizes as auspicious and elegant, they are known for their faithfulness as they would not leave their partners for another.
It is said that cranes are also very responsible parents, they accompany and look after their children until they could provide for themselves. They are often seen in packs and even small flocks as they travel alongside each other.
The older Chinese generation often use cranes as birthday wishes, as it has a positive meaning of longevity and good fortune.