Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (USA) N.A. wishes you joy and wealth in the Year of the Tiger! ICBC USA provides excellent banking products and services to our local and global customers. We are “Your Global Partner, Your Reliable Bank”. ICBC USA NA, Member of FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
In Chinese culture, the tiger is the symbol of courage, strength, and bravery. The Wealth and Health tiger is red, a powerful color befitting the tiger, representing good fortune and joy. Gold represents wealth and prosperity. The tiger’s stripes are painted in the style of Chinese calligraphy, paying homage to the ancient art. “Happy New Year” is written across the tiger’s body and the symbol for double happiness is on the tiger’s head. The Chinese characters are carefully positioned on the tiger to emulate the unique characteristic markings of real tigers. The tiger’s stripes also flow like water representing 2022, the year of the water tiger. The year itself winds like a river around the tiger’s paws creating its toes.
Artist Bio: Stephanie Tsao
Stephanie Tsao is an award-winning Chinese-Japanese American artist who was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She designed last year’s “Happy 牛 Year” statue that was featured at San Francisco International Airport. She was also previously commissioned by the City of Sunnyvale to create art for the State of the City event and has had a photograph featured by National Geographic. For more of Stephanie’s work, visit www.stephanietsao.com and follow her at www.instagram.com/viviandlivy/.