Posted by: QQmei | March 22, 2016

A Proposed artwork from the Villagers

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In the wetlands, there is a way which used to be the ridge of fields and also the route to farming land for villagers. 30 years ago, a typhoon called Wayne hit Taiwan and brought sea water into the village, flooding the route and the farming land. The water never goes away, so the farms were gone and left only in memories. So the wetlands and its avian ecosystem have become the new landscape, and the villagers have learned to accept the change and live with nature. 30 years later, on this way, we would build up a bridge for people getting closer to the wetlands. The bridge and its reflection on the water would form a circle, symbolizing fulfillment and harmony of humans and environment. The bridge would lead to a platform where people could observe the birds and also enjoy the scenery. Walking into the wetlands, people could feel a connection with the nature and the birds, with whom to live and to share. When we learn to cherish the environment, we could create a different future for Cheng Long.

濕地原有一條路,是田埂、也是村民前往農作之地的小徑。
30年前韋恩颱風將海水帶入村內,農田、小徑淹沒,成為過去的記憶,
濕地、鳥類生態成為新的地景,村民學習接受現況,學習與自然共處。
30年後我們在這條路徑上,搭起一座橋,讓人與濕地更親近,
半圓拱水映成一個完整的圓,象徵人與環境的圓滿和諧;
底端的平台提供駐足賞景賞鳥,並藉由走入濕地,
感受與自然共生、與鳥類共存共享的心懷。
當我們懂得珍愛這片土地時,成龍的未來已經開始翻轉~

 

ps. 為了在藝術家駐村期間亦能協助藝術家們的創作, 目前部份村民已開始著手進行這項作品的材料收集與前置作業, 待竹材到齊, 天候好轉, 就會趕快動工!!


Responses

  1. How exciting that the villagers are also involved in the process of creating an artwork this year, we look forward to seeing it develop and come together over the coming weeks.

    • Hello, Dear Sonya, Peter, Duncan and Briony,
      Thank You sooooo much for always following us on the blog and FB.
      You are always the most welcome to visit us again and to see the changes of the village.
      Best Wishes
      QQmei

  2. Looking great! Thank you for making this artwork in Cheng Long Wetlands!


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