In the traditional society of the aboriginal Amis ethnic group, bamboo and rattan weaving is one of the basic skills for men and meanwhile becomes the foundation for the artist's creation. The artist deconstructs various traditional bamboo materials and reconstructs the image of bamboo rafts used for transportation and work in the past, thus creating an atmosphere for visitors to be close to water among the hills and ponds.
Taoyuan Plateau was known as the Land of a Thousand Ponds. Even today, it still maintains a unique scenario of hills and ponds albeit industrial changes and highly urbanization. This work allows visitors to look far into the horizon where water connects with the sky and to feel the tenderness of water and yearn for the ancestors' wisdom of making the most use of the environment.
Material：Bamboo, Steel rebar
Dimensions：L10m x W6m x H3m
Kaling DIWAY is from the Amis ethnic group in Makotaay tribe, located in Fengbin Village of Hualian County. In the traditional Amis society, bamboo and rattan weaving is one of the basic skills for men and meanwhile becomes the foundation for his artistic creation. He continuously tries to use such natural materials as bamboo, rattan and wood to reshape, deconstruct, reassemble and sculpture his works, which convey interesting warmth and nice feelings toward life.
Weaving, as the medium comprehensively used in his works, implies the mission of cultural heritage and becomes a metaphor of the Amis social structure in the interwoven time and space. On the one hand, there is the tradition that respects and honors the elderly and the wise in the tribe and on the other hand, the formation of the age hierarchy. The interwoven structure shapes such characteristics of the Amis society as unity and harmony and thus forms a protective umbrella for the people in the tribe to counter with the impact of modernization.