Hualien Stone Sculpture Museum


The artist showcases the mother of mankind, Eve, and her birth from Adam’s rib. Made from one block of marble, the work is cut into two. The whole blocks and gaps of the marble are laid horizontally and vertically, respectively, which suggests that the mother and child entities may seem essentially the same; yet, in reality, there are differences in their two positions. And, the retention of the stone texture symbolizes how the beginning of life was primitive, simple, and in deliberately crafted. With this work, the artist provides an even greater depth of thinking. With the title, “Mother”, the works tells the story of Eve’s birth from Adam. However, does this serve as a metaphor for male hegemony? Does the horizontal and vertical placing of the stones along with their whole and gaping features imply gender sexuality? Even more space for discussion awaits viewers to explore.
  • Awards:Selected for 2011 Hualien International Sculpture Festival
  • Administration: Hualien County Cultural Affairs Bureau   Keep
  • Location:Hualien County Cultural Affairs Bureau Campus
  • GIS:23.98935,121.62818