Drypoint etching, 100×150, September 2021
Mythical Chinese birds
This is one of the mythical birds of China, and it belongs to the Fenghuang (Hō-ō) family. Its appearance seems to be a more luxurious pheasant, its voice is like a crane, and it has a bluish wing color. A Luan’s blood is very sticky, so it is suitable for repairing bowstrings or harp strings instead of animal glue… they say.