An upright black pillar is smooth on both ends, and it is a contrast to its unpolished and squeezed middle section which seems to be sustained tremendous pressure. The inspiration comes from the deformed and twisted aluminum can found in the ruins of 921 Earthquake. The work can be viewed from two different levels: in terms of its carving performance, the artist deliberately used a hard black granite to create a shape that appeared to be under a strong pressure so as to create a contrasting effect and relish the plasticity of stone; while in terms of its implied meaning, the squashed stone can be compared to the adversity and test that everyone must confront in his life; and the stonework is the true microcosm of life.
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