About Us

2022 - The Year of the Tiger (About Us)

Ancient Eastern philosophy dictates that to be born in a Year of The Tiger is to be a Tiger. 2022 is a year of the Tiger, starting from February 1st, 2022, and ending on January 21st, 2023. It is a Water Tiger year.

The Tiger is known as the king of all beasts. The zodiac sign Tiger is a symbol of strength, exorcising evils, and braveness. Displaying totems or icons of the tiger can bring good luck and ward off evil.

The Tiger ranks third among the animals of the Zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year-cycle.

The Year of The Tiger Project

YearOfTheTiger is a creative endeavour developed by 4 Tiger Artists. The purpose of our project is to highlight and acknowledge Tigers everywhere. Those born in the Year of the Tiger share a special, oft unspoken bond. 

Ancient lore and wisdom dictates that the tiger holds a potent symbolism which contains both spiritual and practical lessons in how to live our lives more fully as Tigers roaming modern concrete jungles. 

Feng Shui dictates that the Tiger should be displayed in ones home as one of the essential four guardians. The Year of the Tiger project seeks to create beautiful evocations and expositions of the Tiger.

Our Artists

Pierre Aubusson

Pierre Aubusson is a Gold Tiger by virtue of being born in 1950. Pierre hails from the charming French city of Pau. Aubusson seeks to illuminate the beauty in nature through his art. Pierre’s first forays into the art world related to abstract painting but his work soon widened to encompass textile design and sculpture. Pierre hopes to see a world that is learning to hug again as we exit the Coronavirus pandemic. Gold Tigers, those born in 1950, like Pierre will be wary of the colour brown but can expect a year that brings financial good fortune. Steve’s Wonder & Wozniak as well as Bill Murray are Gold Tigers.

Sonya Grabowski

Sonya Grabowski, born in 1962 is our resident Water Tiger, a particularly relevant Tiger as 2022 is specifically the Year of the Water Tiger. Sonya was born in Poland before emigrating to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as child. Her art contains indelible characteristics of this mountainous upbringing. Sonya Grabowski studied and subsequently lectured in the Florence Academy of Art with a focus on sculpture and jewellery. Water Tigers can hope for a bountiful 2022, while particular attention should be paid to black which will help improve career development, and blue which will help pursue happiness of love. Aptly, Grabowski’s art has typically featured blue and black shades. Famous Water Tigers include Sheryl Crow and Axel Rose.

Marie Sanchez-Casillas

Marie Sanchez-Casillas, a Wood Tiger as a child of 1974. Marie hails from Ushuaia, Argentina, the southern most city in the world. As a child she experimented obsessively with wood carving, often using charred remains of firewood and a simple knife to create evocative representations of animals and nature. She has remained true to her calling as a Tiger as evidenced in her delightful boxwood collection of tiger carvings. Wood Tigers have much to look forward to in 2022 and should be on the lookout for journeys north and the lily flower, both of which auger well for Wood Tigers in 2022. Esteemed Wood Tigers include Leonardo Di Caprio and Eva Mendes.

Hidetoshi Inamoto

Hidetoshi Inamoto, born in 1986 is the youngest of our Tiger team and our passionate Fire Tiger. Hidetoshi is a Japanese-Peruvian now based in Copenhagen. Inspired by his cross cultural upbringing Inamoto has primarily focused his endeavours on using heavier elements and metals such as brass and zinc alloys to create robust yet refined pieces. Fire Tigers can be said to be optimistic and independent if sometimes lacking self-control. The colour grey is particularly positive for Fire Tigers in 2022. Famous Fire Tigers include Lady Gaga & Queen Elizabeth II.

Contact Us

YearOfTheTiger HQ 

Euro Business Park, Little Island, Cork, Rep. of Ireland