尺寸：400 cm(L) x 200 cm(W) x 200 cm(H)
2018 Zhuzihu Yangmingshan International Environmental Art and Pith Paper Revival
Artist: Lee, Kuei-Chih
Materials: Bamboo, Hemp rope
Dimensions: 400 cm (L) x 200 cm (W) x 200 cm (H)
Location: Yangmingshan Zhuzi Lake(Bamboo lake), Taipei, Taiwan
Bamboo Lake is a valley between Datun Mountain and Cising Mountain in northern Taiwan and is located in Yangmingshan National Park. Long time ago, it was a natural lake formed after the volcanic eruption. Now the lake has receded, and leaving behind fertile soil. In the past, Bamboo Lake had been planted with Arrow bamboo and Moso bamboo. The bamboo danced with the wind and it looks like the waves on the lake. So be named in the Bamboo lake. The Calla lily of Bamboo lake has been Introduced by Japan since 1969. And be planted here over 40 years old now. In 2003, it began to have the activities of the Calla lily festival in the Bamboo lake, and it participated with the local farmers and stimulated their industries and culture. Now it has become the main economic crop of Bamboo Lake, and it is also the main producing area of the Calla Lily in northern Taiwan.
In the process of plant life, it is only a brief moment. However, the status and importance of flowers has been continuously improved with the development of human society and has become an indispensable part of the spiritual aspect. The flowers are used to represent the spirit of the country, the ethnic group, or the place. They also have different symbolic meanings. In religion and mythology, there are also many images and stories about flowers that gradually become the civilization symbol of the social, material and spiritual.
The Calla Lily flower’s message is to focus on the beauty around you, and remember that it will return even if it disappears for a season. Hold on to your innocence and grace as you move through the world and conquer your challenges.
The appreciation is a philosophy of life. It considers the object itself and must also consider factors that are external to the object. We always see what we want to see, what we realize, and it is easy to ignore the beauty that is constantly happening around us. And the watching always affects the behavior by our inertia thought.
The work is located in the sightseeing and the "Facebook check-in" space that were originally being installed in the Calla lily field in the Bamboo Lake. I removed the original facility and tried to add some interest and introspection under the original functional value and named the work "Insight." This is a natural sculpture made from the local bamboo of the Bamboo Lake. It is like an eyeball and constituted with the streamline of the water and flowers. The space inside and outside the work is like the Taiji, there is yin in the yang, and there is yang in the yin, and people are among its. We sat in the eyeball and watched the land quietly. Thinking about the social and cultural values change rapidly. We can feel the flow of time and the whole of the universe, not just the three-dimensional living bodies. There is still a natural law under the constant changes of all things. People sit in the works and look at the outside nature while also looking at themselves with their heart. While enjoying flowers, it is also the moment of insight into the inner. It refers to the short stay of mankind on the earth's life time and its spiritual eternal existence.