1964 – Year of the Dragon
Artist Daniel Lee draws on the Chinese Zodiac to manipulate these images through the computer. His series, titled “Manimals”, exhibits portraits showing the animal signs of these people. The 12 Chinese Zodiac signs are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, cock, dog and boar.
1965 – Year of the Snake
The animal for a specific person can be determined by the year a person was born. Each animal has different personalities and characteristics. It’s believed that a person can portray characteristics similar to the animal year in which the person was born.
1949 – Year of the Ox
Daniel Lee finds people that were born in each year of the 12 signs. He then takes a portrait of them and scans it onto his computer. From there he alters their human features by adding animal characteristics. He uses Photoshop to do all of this. He gives a little insight of this process on his website : “I have to change the eyeball from a human eyeball to an animal eyeball; I have to remove the eyebrows to make the nose broader.”