大家應該都很想看看到底入選的藝術家們，他們的提案是什麼吧？!現在就讓我們跟著策展人Jane，一起來看看本次「成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫 – 兒童與藝術家的溼地禮讚」獲選的作品。這些都是構想草圖，當藝術家到了現場並且開始工作後，可能會有一些改變，大家到時候可以比較前後的差異，肯定非常有趣!
This sketch shows the installation proposed by Myriam du Manoir of France, called “Migratory Birds.” Myriam lives in southeastern France in the small village of Crest, and she has created many sculpture installations in Europe using natural materials that are somewhat similar to what she is planning at Cheng Long. Here she will face a challenge of using new materials collected in Taiwan and making her work fit the site selected at Cheng Long Wetlands.
首先，為大家介紹來自法國的Myriam du Manoir，大家看到的這張速寫，是Myriam提案作品「候鳥」的草圖。Myriam (這名字發音應該很像”瑪麗安”吧?!)，她住在法國南部一個小村莊Crest，在歐洲有很多自然藝術裝置的經驗，這次在成龍的提案正是她所擅長的用自然素材去創作動物。不過來到台灣，她將面對新的挑戰，如何使用法國沒有的竹子及利用成龍村附近可以取得的自然材料完成創作? 請大家拭目以待!!
This sketch is from American artist Roy Staab. Royis from the Midwestern state of Wisconsin in the USA and lives near Milwaukee, the largest city in the state. He has created site specific installations with natural materials at nature centers and parks all over the world. At Cheng Long he wants to work with the children to make use of the abundant oyster shells in the nearby village and create a sort of drawing in the water with shells placed on bamboo poles posted in the water. The children and Roy will decide together what wetlands creature he will use as the basis for the shape of his installation. This artwork will be interesting to view at different times of day and from different viewpoints.
Artist Shilpa Joglekar is from India and lives in the big city of Mumbai on the Southwestern coast of India. Shilpa has done many public art projects working with children and community people in her city, and she is excited about coming to Taiwan to work in Cheng Long. She will create a sculpture installation that is also a play structure for the children. It will be made from recycled bamboo and have lots of “windmills” on it that the children will make with the artist. The sculpture installation will be located at the school yard of Cheng Long Elementary School and provide lots of enjoyment for the children.
Chiaping Lu and Chungho Cheng are from Penghu and will be coming to Cheng Long Wetlands to create a sculpture installation of several bird watching shelters that will be made using natural materials such as mulberry tree bark and bamboo. Children can sit under these shelters and watch the birds without scaring them away. The sculpture installation will be sited near the wetlands where there are many different birds that come to visit this area. The artists plan to work with the school children to build the structures and beat the fibrous tree bark into sheets in the ancient way.
Yi-chun Lo is an artist from Taipei and she will come to Cheng Long to create a sculpture installation of several shell-shaped structures made with a bamboo framework and covered with shells. Inside the shell-shaped shelters she will make a seat so that people can have a place to rest and watch the birds and enjoy the view at Cheng Long Wetlands. She plans to work with the school children and the community to build the structures and use many shells to cover them.
We are all excited about the proposed artworks and can’t wait to see them realized here in Cheng Long. We will put more information here on the Blog soon about each of the artists. Now the artists are getting their airplane tickets and preparing for the journey to Taiwan. They will be arriving in Cheng Long on April 7!