I became interested in the I Ching after reading biography of Philip K Dick, who used the I Ching to establish a lot of the content for his novel ‘The Man in the High Castle’.
There are several interesting visual adaptations of the I Ching, such as the Photographic I Ching and AG Muller’s I Ching Holitzka, however these seemed to either appear dated or at least not represent a more western interpretation of the hexagrams.
I decided to begin a project based on the narrative of the I Ching, and produce appropriate but also contemporary illustrations for the I Ching hexagrams. The idea was that not only could the Illustrated hexagrams be read in the traditional manner (as a result of coin or yarrow stalk divination) but also could be arranged into arbitrary sequences and actually create new stories and narrative ideas (As Philip K Dick had done)
I intend to use some of the initial ideas from my current illustrations to produce a full set of 64 hexagrams in the future, for now though you can see the current set of illustrated I Ching hexagrams here.
If anyone is interested in prints, please contact me. Also, I would be keen to hear ideas about how these could be adapted, for example I was considering building a Flash application for performing readings, decorated by animations based on the Illustrations.