Shi Ming’s childhood drawings 

Shi Ming’s book of I Ching and his drawing of the hexagram

During Shi Ming’s last trip back home in China, he began to delve into traditional Chinese philosophy, including I Ching  (易經 ). Usually translated as Book of Changes, I Ching is an ancient Chinese divination text and among the oldest of the Chinese classics. 

“The I Ching is used in a type of divination called cleromancy, which uses apparently random numbers. Six numbers between 6 and 9 are turned into a hexagram, which can then be looked up in the text, in which hexagrams are arranged in an order known as the King Wen sequence. The hexagrams themselves have often acquired cosmological significance and been paralleled with many other traditional names for the processes of change such as yin and yang and Wu Xing.”  — Wikipedia