Luan-Wa

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Luan-Wa (drypoint etching by Yaemi Shigyo)
Luan-Wa

Drypoint etching, 100×150, October 2021

Mythical Chinese birds

It’s said that the Luan is a divine spirit that transformed into a bird. The name ‘Luan’ is the male name, and ‘Wa’ is the appropriate name for the female. Its appearance looks like a chicken and the wings are red mixed with five other colours.

Luan

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