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
15m (L) x 3m (W) x 0.5m(H)
Material: Stone, driftwood
Size: 15m (L) x 3m (W) x 0.5m(H)
Location: Beach, Fangliao Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan
2009 Derivative WHAT IS ART!!!
Dragons are creatures that appear in Chinese myths and legends. Together with Phoenix, Kirin, and Turtle, it is called "the four auspicious creatures'' and has the ability to control the weather and adjust the climate and the symbol of sacred auspiciousness. In religious beliefs, fishermen worshipped the Dragon King sincerely before going out to fish. In addition to praying for safety in the sea, they also hoped to return with a full load.
After the Morakot floods in 2009, the extraordinary rainfall caused by the Typhoon Morakot hit southern Taiwan. I had the opportunity participate the exhibition and artists residency in South Taiwan. I felt the expectations of the local residents for Dragon during my stay. Therefore, I stacked stones to form a dragon-like image on the beach, and it connect driftwood and the sea. Try to healing the land with art, and responding to this special belief and hope.