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Pushing past rows of bushes, the road before me is a vast expanse.
There is a history in Taiwan, in Formosa, a history which belongs to these beautiful islands that have nurtered us here.
As someone who loves and identifies with Taiwan, to depict this country through art posed a challenge that necessitated a certain way of seeing — focused on subtle detail to elucidate a wider splendour.

撥開層層樹叢,眼前的道路,是如此的寬廣與遼闊。 
台灣 – 
美麗的嶼,是滋養我們的土地,擁有屬於己的歷史。
熱愛台灣,並將國家認同化為創作的我,從細微中凝視壯麗,以藝術書寫台灣。

Embracing the Flame    擁抱烈焰

Snow-capped and majestic Yu Shan (Jade Mountain), two sacred birds soaring in the sky, the black bulbul and the Taiwanese blue magpie, they are determined to bring back the fire for their tribesmen, even if their beaks and claws are burned red, and even if they must sacrifice themselves, they are still determined to complete the mission entrusted by their tribe.
The work “Embracing the Flame” is inspired by the flood myth of the Bunun tribe. The tribesmen deeply cherish the black bulbul, which is respected and known as a sacred bird and is not allowed to be hunted. (In other versions of the story it’s the Taiwanese blue magpie)
As an artist, I immortalized this touching moment through painting. Using lively colors, the headdress of the women of Bunun, the blue Han-style, right-lapel, long-sleeved shirt, and the weaving pattern of the men’s chest cloth are all gently brought into the painting.

白雪皚皚、氣勢磅礡的玉山,兩隻神鳥翱翔天際,紅嘴黑鵯和台灣藍鵲,牠們奮不顧身的為族人取回火種,縱然尖嘴和爪子被燒得通紅,甚至犧牲自己,仍堅決完成族人託付的使命。
作品《擁抱烈焰》,靈感源於布農族的洪水神話。族人深深感念紅嘴黑鵯,尊稱神鳥且不得射殺。(另有些故事版本為台灣藍鵲)
身為藝術家,透過繪畫讓這觸動人心的一刻化為永恆。並以鮮活的色彩,將布農族女子頭飾、藍色漢式右襟長袖半長衣,及男子胸布織紋等,溫柔的帶入畫中。

Душу й тіло ми положим за нашу свободу    

Soul and body we'll lay down for our freedom    

為了自由我們獻出靈魂和肉體​​​​​​​

On February 24, 2022, ruthless missiles and air strikes from the Russian army cut through the peaceful sky of Ukraine…
From that moment on, the word “reunion” became an eternal concern. Numerous Ukrainians were displaced by the invaders, and even if they survived the war, their inner pain would not be soothed.
More than sorrow, there is anger. No one should deprive people from other countries of their way of living, or occupy their land, or even erase the fact that their history and culture exists.
The feeling of indignation continued to ferment, therefore, I created the painting “Soul and body we'll lay down for our freedom”. The title of the work comes from the lyrics of the Ukrainian national anthem: “Душу й тіло ми положим за нашу свободу”.
I would like to sincerely dedicate this work to the Ukrainian people who are fighting for freedom.
I wish that in the near future, under the blue sky, the green and the bright golden colors of the sunflower will replace the destroyed walls; so that the sunflower, which is the national flower of Ukraine and symbolizes “faith”, “glory” and “courage”, will bloom again.

2022 年 2 月 24 日,俄軍無情的飛彈和空襲,劃破了烏克蘭寧靜的天際…。
從那一刻起,團圓二字成了永遠的牽掛,無數烏克蘭人因侵略者而流離失所,即便在戰火中倖存下來,也無法撫平內心的傷痛。
比哀傷更多的是憤怒,沒有任何人可以剝奪他國人民的生活方式,或強佔國土,甚至是抹殺其歷史文化存在的事實。
悲憤的心情持續發酵著,因而,我創作出《為了自由我們獻出靈魂和肉體》這幅畫。作品名稱源自烏克蘭國歌歌詞:「Душу й тіло ми положим за нашу свободу」。
謹以此作品,誠摯的獻給為自由奮戰的烏克蘭人。
祈願不久的將來,在藍天之下,滿眼綠意、璀璨金黃的太陽花,能夠取代斷垣殘壁;讓象徵「信念」、「光輝」與「勇氣」的烏克蘭國花 — 向日葵,再次綻放。
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