Little An: A Plan for the Creation of a Mosaic Environment
Kaohsiung's Pier-2 used to be a warehouse area for storing fish meal and refined sugar. Most feared in this area of warehouses were dry days and parched stores, where a spark could turn into disaster. When the artist was looking for inspiration at Dayi Warehouse, he saw many faucets scattered one by one on the mottled walls. In a surge of inspiration, he used the technique of inlaying the faucets with classic mosaics. It reminds one of the Manneken Pis, that landmark of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Artist Ching-Chung Huang used glass enamel and an ancient Italian inlay technique to put together Taiwan's own humorous Little An. The mosaic protects the warehouse area from fires and brings it blessings, in hopes that it may operate smoothly, like water flowing smoothly in the canal.