Posted by: janeingramallen | April 27, 2018

2018 Cheng Long Wetlands Artists Continue Working on their Sculpture Installations

Work continues on the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project. 6 new environmental artworks are being created in the wetlands for this year’s art project. Myriam du Manor from France is making “Wings Over the Wetlands; Chris Lee of Taiwan is creating “Cheng Long Shelter”; Tsuneo Sekiguchi of Japan is making “Rainbow Time Machine”; Marisa Merlin of Italy is creating 9 Bridges; Ya-chu Kang of Taiwan is making “Through the Time” and Firman Djamil of Indonesia is making “9 Waves”. Some of the artists will begin installing the works in the wetlands this weekend, and everything is on schedule for the finish of all the artworks in time for the press opening on Friday May 4. Keep watching this Blog for more photos and to see the finished artworks. The public is invited to come to Cheng Long Wetlands, Yunlin County, Kouhu Township, Taiwan for the public activities on Saturday May 5 in the afternoon and all day Sunday May 6. This exhibition is curated by American artist, curator and art writer Jane Ingram Allen and Chao-mei Wang, Taiwanese environmental educator , with the support of Kuan Shu Educational Foundation and other sponsors.

Here are some of the latest photos showing the continuing progress on the large-scale environmental artworks for 2018 in Cheng Long Wetlands:

Chris Lee and volunteers put in a floor in his “Cheng Long Shelter” artwork.

Chris Lee’s “Cheng Long Shelter on May 25; water is rising there!

Firman Djamil has completed 8 waves for his planned installation of “9Waves”.

Firman and his volunteer are testing the depth of the water in the wetlands where he will install “9 Waves”.

Marisa Merlin’s volunteer is tying together many bamboo poles for her installation of “9 Bridges”.

Marisa Merlin continues to put together her “9 Bridges” installation on land across from the wetlands.

Many community people and volunteers are helping to do the weaving on Myriam du Manoir’s artwork “Wings Over the Wetlands”.

Old clothing woven into the large wings for Myriam’s installation.

Myriam is also weaving some of the diamond shapes with reeds growing near the wetlands.

Tsuneo’s work showing deer and tree formed with charred bamboo.

Tsuneo looking through the bamboo background for his tableau in “Rainbow Time Machine”

fYachu Kang’s QR Code forms made with bamboo and oyster shells that will form part of her artwork in the shallow water of the wetlands.

Yachu and her volunteer make more for her installation with oyster shells and natural rope.



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