Hualien Stone Sculpture Museum

Great Hatches

The stonework contains profound concern about the nature. The outermost rectangle has a frame with rough appearance which is the metaphor of man-made dam. In the connected part between the frame and the inner set, there are neatly arranged small holes which indicate the sluice gates, while the slightly bulged inner part is as smooth as an egg and there is a deep tilted rift with yellow core showing out which is the symbol of the birth of life. Though the stonework is named “Great Hatches”, the life is limited inside the frame. By way of such contrast to the title, the artist means not only to imply the existence of dam and the ecological limits, especially the migratory fishes have been impacted the most; but also sighs over the hugeness and negligibility of the natural life that can’t break through the man-made barriers.
  • Administration: Hualien County Cultural Affairs Bureau   Keep
  • Location:Hualien County Cultural Affairs Bureau Campus
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