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范志明 Talaluki

Artist Profile

Born in 1968 in the Xikou Tribe, Shoufeng Township, Hualien County, the Amis name is Talaluki, which means bat, and lives on the east coast of Taiwan. Focusing on large-scale public art creation, he is good at iron plastic and composite media design. In the past ten years, under the double blessing of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains, he has used driftwood to the extreme, including the “Baobaogu” founded by him. “Team”, the combination of driftwood drum base and Paw Paw (Baobao, Amis language, meaning floating ball or buoy), has successfully created a local industry with marine characteristics for the tribe with craftsmanship and dance music; founded the driftwood handicraft Piano brand, specializing in the research and development and production of professional-grade guitars and basses; in recent years, it has also focused on the creation of driftwood installations, creating a series of animal and portrait creations made of twigs, blocks, and irregular wood stacks, with fine texture lines Accurate, lifelike expressions, and the overall integration with the local natural topography, appealing to both refined and popular tastes, with deep educational and artistic value, related works are often seen in Green Expo, art museums and major landscape art festivals.



Title: Wind and Waves / Mihizai
Dimensions: 485 x 350 x 350 cm | 105 x 150 x 170 cm

Materials: driftwood, iron, string

Whenever the northeast monsoon blows, there are always temporary settlements on the beach of Lanyang Plain where eel seedlings live. Hundreds of fishermen from the local area and Huadong hold triangular nets or hand-trawled nets tightly. In the cold winter, Chase all night in the tumbling tide, do your best, just to chase a dream of life. This work symbolizes each of the above-mentioned dream weavers, full of expectations and longings passing through the hairline, crossing layers of nets, and finally blowing the windmill of hope in their hands. The visual rotation, from abstraction to concreteness, It represents the practice of dreams.

Note: Hizai is pronounced in Taiwanese, meaning “fish larvae, fry”, and Mihizai is an Ami language, borrowing hizai from Taiwanese, adding the word mi, which means “the action or behavior of catching fish fry”, a simple word However, it also tells the story of the magnificent scenery that the Han people and the aborigines came here one after another, blending and interweaving together at the mouth of the sea and on the beach.

Artwork Location

Zhuangwei Sand Dunes Ecological Park