The Origin of “SR" 「方圓」綠起

“The way of heaven is round, and the way of earth is square”

‘SR’ represents ‘Square’ and ‘Round’ which depicts ‘the Earth and the Heaven’ in the ‘Tai’ Hexagram of “I Ching”. The ‘Tai’ Hexagram indicates that Heaven and Earth are in harmony, combining influences to bring peace and prosperity upon all living things.

‘Round’ symbolizes the continuous movement and eternity of the ‘Heaven’, while ‘Square’ symbolizes order and harmony on the ‘Earth’. The relationship between ‘Heaven’ and ‘Earth’, and the ‘Round’ and ‘Square’ shapes has long been established in Chinese culture. This philosophy not only guards the law of the universe and the order of our world, it also influences our perception of art and beauty.

「方圓」,乃意象《易經》「地天泰」卦。

「泰卦」卦象乃表天地和諧之自然現象。

宇宙意識中的「天」與「地」,跟藝術造形上的「圓」與「方」,早在中國漢代已形成了明確的相互關係。「圓」象徵永恆不滅、生生不息的天穹,「方」代表世道井然、成規成矩、人事和諧的大地。中國人「天圓地方」的觀念,統合了宇宙萬象的規律以及人間萬物的秩序,亦造就了我們對藝術的欣賞及審美概念。