Description An auspicious animal wards off ghosts and guards the way to Ming Tombs, where emperors are buried. The Chinese believe at night, the standing statues sit and the sitting statues stand, to ensure guard at all times.
Chris Compton Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Chris Compton is the photographer and the woman behind the curtain is wife Kim. Our account name, "Qi Fa Indy" combines our love of China, where we visited in May 2008, and our current location, Indianapolis, Indiana. "Qi Fa" means "inspired" in Chinese. We have two Shar Pei, Smokey and Shiva. We share love for the dogs, the Colts, technology, and each other!
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