The top half of this wind-powered sculpture looks like an exotic flower of the lilium genus, with gramophone-looking limbs made of shiny stainless steel that moves with the wind. The bottom half has a big round belly and four limbs with shoes made of leaves, constructed using rust-colored metal sheets. The work looks like a cephalopod with multiple arms or tentacles, or some unknown creature from outer space. It reflects both the ocean environment and industrial background of Kaohsiung, and connects nature and space with our civilization.
Artist: Jen-Hung Liang /Taiwan
Liang Jen-Hung was born in Tainan and currently lives in Tainan. Having tried various jobs, Liang finally decided to devote himself to art. He took the path of kinetic art and applies plastic, acrylic or metal among other materials in his sculpture. Liang's sculpture can be activated by wind gusts or water flows, and some of them are coupled with mechanically or electrically powered media, such as laser or digital photography. Liang combines kineticism, light and sounds to produce compound effects of the sophisticated mechanic orders as well as subtle natural rhymes. Liang's artworks have been awarded major art prizes given by both the southern and northern capitals of Taiwan and exhibited in many significant events, including several public art projects. Notable film director Huang Ming-Chuan has recorded Liang's unique way of creation and credited him as “a touching legend from southern Taiwan”.