This lovely sculpture by artist Tomoo Yamaji changes from a dragon to a ring of flowers without removing any parts. He presents it as a spiritual companion:
When we are threatened by evil, "it" will appear before us in the form of the dragon and prevent the evil with its fierce face and roar then bring peace to us. After that, "it" will transform into the form of the flower to continue quietly watching our peaceful life. However, we must remember that "it" will not always be on our side. Once we will be evil and bring the disaster, "it" will transform from flower into dragon and mercilessly attack us with its overwhelming power to prevent us.
http://www.henge-web.jp/portfolio/h0201_ov/h0201_ov.html (Google Translate) -via Super Punch | Photo: Henge