Bear


作品名稱:熊

創作者:李蕢至

媒材:回收木料、松樹枝木屑、壓克力

尺寸:熊156cm(L) x 8cm(W) x 115cm(H)

雪螺旋500cm(L) x 500cm(W) x 35cm(H)

地點:ARtINn極寒藝術傳染裝置空間旁森林(雪杜野外美術館)

日本北海道弟子屈町川湯温泉3-2-40

年代:2020

2020第10屆極寒藝術節

阿伊努族,是日本北海道的一個原住民族群,或譯為愛努人,而愛努即是人類的意思。與大自然共生的北海道愛奴族,他們崇敬自然,且相信萬物皆有靈。自然界的很多事物都是卡姆依(kamuy、カムイ、神威、神靈)的化身,它以各種姿態存在人類世界裡頭,其中又以熊靈為最崇高的存在。每年舉行的熊祭是阿伊努族宗教里最為重要的祭典。除此之外,特殊的紋樣與獻神的「木幣」(Inaw)也是愛努人的文化象徵。

螺旋狀是愛努人常見的紋樣之一,「木幣」(Inaw)是由木頭削製而成的獻神禮物。因此,此作品我使用回收的木料組成熊的形狀,用木屑在熊的單邊身上排列螺旋紋樣,另一邊則保留純白的顏色,並在熊的附近雪地上踏出螺旋造型。在正面我們能夠見到清楚的精神性螺紋,另一面則若隱若現地出沒在雪白的的地景中。我以此作品在北海道的森林中,藉由自然材料與愛努人精神象徵的圖像回應著這群世世代代和自然和平共處的原住民族。

Title: Bear

Artist: Lee,Kuei-Chih

Materials: Recycled wood, Pine branch woodchips, Acrylic

Size: Bear 156cm(L) x 8cm(W) x 115cm(H)

Snow spiral 500cm(L) x 500cm(W) x 35cm(H)

Location: The forest (雪杜Open Air Museum) nearby the ARtINn Extreme cold Infection Installation space.

3-2-40 Kawayu Onsen, Teshikaga-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Year: 2020

10Thてしかが極寒ARtフェスティバル2020

2020 10th Teshikaga Extreme cold Art Festival

The Ainu (Aynu) ethnic group is an indigenous ethnic group in Hokkaido, Japan, and Ainu meaning is human. The Ainu people of Hokkaido, who live with nature, respect nature and believe that everything has its spirit. Many things in nature are the incarnations of Kamuy (Divine power, God). It exists in the human world in various postures, among which bear spirit is the most noble existence. The annual bear festival is the most important festival in the Ainu religion. In addition, the special patterns and the "Inaw" dedicated to God are also cultural symbols of the Ainu people.

The spiral shape is one of the common patterns of Ainu people, and "Inaw" is a devotional gift made by wood. Therefore, in this work, I used recycled wood to form the shape of a bear. I used wood chips to arrange the spiral pattern on one side of the bear, the other side retained the pure white color, and step out of the spiral shape on the snow near the bear. On the front, we can see a clear spiritual spiral pattern, and on the other side, it seems looming in the white landscape. I use this work in the forests of Hokkaido to respond to these indigenous peoples who have coexisted peacefully with nature for generations through natural materials and images of Ainu spiritual symbols.