Food for the Soul: A Year of the Dragon

Ai Weiwei. Dragon. Circle of Animal/ Zodiac Heads (detail), 2012. Bronze. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Photo: © Nina Heyn, 2024 By Nina Heyn In Asia, being born in a Year of the Dragon means to arrive in an auspicious year; dragons, in Chinese astrology, are symbols of power, good luck, and success. Western culture—the modern take from Game of Thrones notwithstanding—treats dragons as monsters to be vanquished. These two radically different