Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Art Gallery - Taiwan Art @ Taitung County (臺東縣) & Hualien County (花蓮縣)

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Taiwan Art @ Taitung County (臺東縣) & Hualien County (花蓮縣)
Taitung County & Hualien County, Taiwan  - October 2017
Paragliding teenage girl - Luye.
On a cycling tour of Taiwan, we passed by the cities & towns of Taitung (臺東市), Luye (鹿野鄉) & Chishang (池上鄉) in Taitung County (臺東縣), and Yuli (玉里鎮) in Hualien County (花蓮縣). Along the way we saw some artwork at the hotels, train stations, shops and streets.
The above is a wall mural we saw en-route near Luye; it shows a paragliding girl and hot-air ballooning which is popular in this town. The building is the Luye Visitors' Centre where the Taiwan's annual international hot-air balloon festival (台灣國際熱空氣氣球節) is held.
Below are some of the other artwork that we saw. These photos here gives a representation of what I saw; nothing beats going there to see them for yourselves.

The following artwork were seen at the reception lobby of the Longxing (Dragon Star) Hotel (龍星花園渡仮木屋) in Taitung :

At marble stone with natural dark pattern that look like a Chinese brush painting.

Black granite stone sculpture of a Chinese deity.

Rosewood timber vase with knotted grain.

Rose wood round urn with swirling timber grain.

Green-red jade carving that looks like elephant feet.

Rose wood Chinese deity timber statue with penetrating black eyes.

Port scenery with hill background in blue-green Chinese brush style painting.

Sea & scenery in black & white Chinese brush style painting.

Suspension bridge over river boats - oil painting.

Grazing water buffalo - Chinese brush style painting.

A cockerel & its family - Chinese brush style painting.

Flowers in a blue Ming Vase - still form oil painting.

The following artwork was seen at the Taitung Railway Station:
Skeletal red frame of a tepee like structure.

Old aborigine woman changing clothes - timber statue.

A loving couple - stylized timber carving.

Aborigine hunter/warrior - timber statue.

Aborigines launching a new tribal boat - panel carving in bright cyan blue.

A deep blue lake set among green hill in yellowish mist.

A close up view of bright colourful flowers makes this painting look rather like a psychedelic tie and dye artwork.

The following artwork were seen en-route from Luye (鹿野鄉) to Chishang (池上鄉):
Street art wall mural on a wall of corrugated panels; the corrugation gives interesting vertical stripes to the painting.

Another street art wall mural, the window is a painted one but looks rather realistic.

Another street art wall mural; this time the vertical slats of the roller shutter it is painted on add a horizontal width to the painting.

Logo sign a a Formosa Oil petrol station.

Marine life mural.

Dumbo, the happy flying elephant from Disney.

At the Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree (金城武樹) in the padi fields of Chishang (池上鄉), a boiling teapot forms part of the artwork "Serenity & Muse" by Yang Mao-lin - mixed media art. The teapot sits on top of a Ming-style table and a nearby antique timber bench invites visitors to sit and relax with a cup of tea before continuing on the next stage of their journey.

Close up look of "Serenity & Muse" by Yang Mao-lin. In this piece, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell sit absorbed in thought on opposite sides of the teapot. Unfortunately Tinker Bell  seems to have flown away in the hands of vandals.

Also in Chishang (池上鄉), a small golden statue of Guanyin (觀音) stands in a niche of a granite wall.

Stones with interesting natural patterns and in between a carved timber bullock cart - seen at the Chishang Jiaxiang Fangbaodian shop (家鄉飯包) that sells Taiwanese Railway bento rice box meal (臺鐵便當, biandang).

The following artwork were seen at the Chishang Train Station, they were done by the school children of the town:
But before looking at the artwork, spend some time to admire the train station. Constructed from timber to form arches holding up the walls and roof, and with unframed glass panels it is a mixed of old and new.

A young girl blowing on a dandelion. Like most of the characters in these paintings, she wears a costume made from green leaves; through this art element the local children were thought to appreciate the natural, green environment.

A mother and her baby, she wears a nice buttercup cap.

A little girl dressed like a fairy.... a future Tinker Bell.

A little girl in a cute buttercup hat.

And finally saying goodbye to us are these two young aborigines in tribal costume, framing a tourist map of the region.

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