Graduated from Tainan National University of the Arts, Lien-Chin Hou was trained by his senior Hsien-Ming Chiang and to practice and learn more about stone sculptures. He always works with high concentration, thinking only about the innovation of his work. He doesn’t plan well about his own future development, but seizing each chance to learn and experience. The pureness that deviates from real life in his work must come from this.
Hou believes that, the appearance is constituted from one’s inner nature. That is, the character, preference and feeling of the sculpture will decide how the work is formed. Therefore, he thinks, “Creation is an expression of the soul but not merely an operation.” His works are often inspired by his habit of life observation, from which it not only brings the senses of touch toward the details of nature and the feeling in life, but also an accumulation of his creation materials. Therefore, his creation is his inner cry and thirst for answers, and the process of creation is the response to his own emotion. Once the sculpture is done, the Self gets an answer and achieves a sense of satisfaction. Stone is such a hard, heavy and lifeless material so that only if the emersion of thoughts and technology the artist can create a work with human warmth.