Born in Taipei City, the quality of art creation grew in Shih-Tai Chan quite early. He was invited to International Sculpture Symposium in Rapolano Terme, Italy twice. During his one-month stay in Italy, not only did he broaden his horizon, but he also realized the values in life from art.
He specializes in plastic arts and is familiar with the forms and materials for contemporary art creation. He knows pretty well that art, colliding with real life, will be weakening once he chooses art to be his life career. Therefore, he keeps a life as simple as possible but feels gratified in a way when he records his life through art while refining art via life experiences. He raises joys and sorrows to a higher level and experience with sincerity every ordinary moment. Certainly, there have been frustrations and indecisiveness along the way; fortunately, he has met his soul mate who has been supporting and encouraging him. He had nothing to worry about more than art; thus he believes he is the luckiest man in the world.
He used “The Gift of Nature” to name an art work of his because of his love for plants and the sunshine, wishing to set up a landscape where people can appreciate in a certain place a sculpture that can mingle with sunshine and sounds of the sea waves perfectly well as an art work in nature. Such an arrangement of a chair under a tree is viewed as a part of nature in Hualien. He hoped that more people could get close to this sculpture and feel the delight from life. The tree is a symbolic image that expresses the longing and the gratefulness for life. This sculpture looks like a building which certainly is the presentation of a symbolic form. If people, facing the pillar, the wall or the door head in this art work, can be absorbed in such a sculpture with emotions and imagine that they were leaning against this art piece to feel its solidity, that is exactly where the sculptor wished to bring them to through his art work.