After graduating from junior high school, the fifteen-year-old Ching-Tsung Lin joined Stone Sculpture Carving Club to be the apprentice of traditional carving. It was not until he was twenty-four years old did he turn to art creation. In 1995, Ching-Tsung Lin participated in Outdoor Carving Wroskhop in Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival for the first time. His works are exhibited as public art all over Taiwan.
“The series of Fish” is endowed with a humble style, refreshing people in this bustle world. Lin said, “I suffered from Polio as a child, but the disease also left me much more time to have daydream, which brought me plenty of inspirations.” He likes to go fishing, watching clouds, mountains and waters. Gaining inspirations from fishing, he created a series of stone sculptures centered ontheme collection of fish. From fish, he perceives human nature and initiates a philosophical thinking between fish and universe. Among all different traits and forms of fishes, Grouper and Blowfish are his favorites. These two species of fishes are especially with three-dimensional forms, being presented by different texture and shape of stones; the abstract and concrete designs are widely variable. He also creates many works that contain the meaning of good fortune and luck. After years of researches on the forms of fishes, he has well-perceived the interrelation between fish, human and environment, which makes him may convey his fish-theme at ease.