HOW to Ward Off Evil Spirits #1
3.8 x 6.0 in / 9.6 x 15.2 cm
Weatherproof vinyl die cut sticker
Lion Dance is a traditional form of dance usually for important occasions to ward off evil spirits, to bring good luck and prosperity. There are 2 main styles of lion dance, the Northern and Southern.
The Southern Lion was spread by Chinese diaspora communities around the world. Since antiquity it’s been a tradition to wear masks resembling animals and mythical creatures to symbolise the values of civilisations and ritualise society’s relationship to the natural world. It is this performative bridge between the human world and animal kingdom that is brought together within the historical framework of China rising from the ashes of the 100 years of humiliation of foreign invasion into a global superpower by paradoxically becoming one of the most successful Capitalist economies.
The fluctuating motif within the works meditates on the relationship between Capitalism and the environment, civilisation and the environment and if there is an ‘evil’ to ward off wherein is its nature and shape.
Here at Gordon Cheung Studios, the lion dance also marks the successful end of a decade long battle in getting stolen works back. It has become our personal lucky charm, and we’re excited to be able to share our luck with you.
Our stickers are weatherproof and scratch-resistant. This means you can stick them to any smooth surface, indoors or outside, and they will last for years to come.
4 mil (.004") Weatherproof Vinyl
About the same thickness as a dollar bill, but in a sturdy vinyl material. Holds up excellently outside and has a slight stretch for curved surfaces.
Our stickers hang on tight to smooth surfaces, like car bumpers, computers, etc., but can be removed without shredding or residue. Certain surfaces and durations may cause the bond to become stronger and may leave a residue when removed. Don’t worry! This can easily come off with warm soapy water or any type of adhesive remover.
Our stickers hold up to light handling.