Hualien Stone Sculpture Museum


A black pillar is smooth on both ends, while its middle section is unpolished and appears to be squeezed. It is as if tremendous pressure is being put on the pillar, making the middle section wrinkle. The inspiration for this work came from looking at wreckages caused by the 921 Earthquake. Amidst the wreckage, the artist noticed a deformed and twisted aluminum can. The work can be view from two different angels. For the outer appearance, the artist used a black granite to create a shape that appeared to be under a great amount of pressure. To create a contrasting effect, the artist made the store appear to be pliable. On a symbolic level, the work symbolizes the pressures and challenges that people have to overcome in their lives. In such a context, the work is a reflect on life.
  • Administration: East Coast National Scenic Area Administration, Tourism Bureau, MOTC   Keep
  • Location:Baqi Rest Area
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