Wen-Fu Yu｜竹變 Changes of Bamboo
竹變 Changes of Bamboo
Bamboo, Acrylic Paint
For my sculpture installation I will stick bamboo into the ground and let it present changes caused by nature and time. Bamboo gets moldy spots under natural weather situations and the color of bamboo changes over time. I will paint bamboo with 3 colors, white, the original color and green. Different colors bring out the different qualities of bamboo, and by controlling the area of moldy spots created by the humidity, different color levels will appear on my artwork. Like all plants, the changes in bamboo, such as the different colors and the development of moldy spots, are very worth being observed and noted. Moreover, when the wind blows, elastic bamboo beats and makes a pleasing melody for visitors. It is my intention to install my artwork between the Freshwater Pond and the Shuimukeng River. Thus, my artwork will be interacting with all creatures in the marsh nearby. Meanwhile, viewers will be moved by the sight and surprised by the changes of bamboo over time.
Wen-Fu Yu, was born in Yunlin County and is now living in Nantou County, Taiwan. He graduated from Taiwan Air Force Academy, but decided to become an artist and went to England to study art at Kent Art College. Yu has become known for his large scale installations using duck feathers. Yu recently had a one-person exhibition at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum where his installation titled “The Air” filled the room with a giant cascade of white feathers suspended from the ceiling. Yu has created other installations in Taiwan and also in the USA. He has been an artist in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts in California and at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. He has received grants to support his work from the Taiwan Council for Cultural Affairs, Executive Yuan, the Asian Cultural Council, New York, and from the Council of Arts and Humanities of Staten Island, New York.