派生X力Derivative WHAT IS ART!!!-屏東縣枋寮藝術村駐村
Derivative WHAT IS ART!!!-Resident artist at Fangliau F3 Art District
Dragon represents blessing, smoothness and safety in Chinese culture.
In the past legends, people believed that the dragon can control the water and weather.
During my stay in southern Taiwan village, I was hugely inspired by the myths of dragon and its indirect influence on people’s inner expectations, especially after the Typhoon Morakot(88 Flood).
This place was originally a sandy beach, then turning out to be a gravel beach due to the artificial dike which has changed the flow of sea water. Perhaps, it really needed a dragon to do so.
This is a huge dragon created from a story-telling tree root which wound all the way to the sea. Was its appearance means praying and blessing for the locale, or it was laid to protest against human’s acts?
Works Location：Beach, Fangliao Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
East Longitude：120° 35’51”(120.5975)
North Latitude：22° 21’28”(22.3578)