Vermillion Bird represents the element fire, color vermilion red, the southern direction, and summer. According to The Shan Hai Jing describes the phoenix as being born on Dan Mountain. Also called the Dan Phoenix. The phoenix also refers to one of exceptional talent and was born in a south-facing valley at the South Pole, and symbolizes talent and lofty aspirations. Vermillion Bird is said to bring prosperity, progeny, and peace. Vermilion red is also a celebratory color in traditional Asian culture for weddings and new business opening.
This piece is an ingenious juxtaposition of detail and sparseness, color and transparency, space and form. Vermillion Bird appears like the blazing sun, distant yet near, forever shining, representing our deepest wishes. The nature of glass transports the light, presents a space for imagination to spark.
Associated with the four quadrants of the vault of heaven are the Azure Dragon of the East, the Vermillion Bird of the South, the White Tiger of the West, and the Black Tortoise of the North; in the center is the Qilin (unicorn). Each region corresponds to one of the five elements: metal (west), wood (east), water (north), fire (south), and earth (center). Moving across the night sky, the stars connect all life to the five elements. When the universe and elements are aligned, harmony ensues.
朱雀， 五行屬火， 代表南方的神獸，代表的顏色是紅色，代表的季節是夏季。《山海經》云：『鳳凰生於南極之丹穴』，丹穴是丹山、為朝陽之谷，鳳凰生於丹山，故名丹鳳，因此為丹鳳朝陽，喻為高而志遠，也可以比喻高才逢良時。見到牠大吉大利、地方安寧、子孫盛昌，而朱既是朱紅色、方位對應南方，代表喜慶吉利。
這件作品設計完整的把丹鳳朝陽的寓意具體形象化, 繁及簡之間在雕塑裡的平衡非常巧妙的表逹, 鳳凰的華麗, 紅如火, 在透明裡又呈現空間遼濶之感, 大大的圓, 空的太陽, 在遠遠的那一方, 充滿明亮的光茫, 是我們心底最深的期願。