Roy Staab | 漢民足跡 Han's Path
漢民足跡 Han's Path
年份 | Year
地點 | Location
自然中心前草坡 Grass Hill in front of the Nature Center
材料 | Materials
With paths crisscrossing the rice paddy of the Guandu plain is the inspiration source for my installation sculpture for the Guandu International Nature Art Festival. I referenced the Han immigrant’s work of laying out the rice fields, dividing the land into shapes by using Google Maps to see the rice paddies from the sky. Visually the rice paddy offers me flat and long rectangular shapes, but in places, the shapes turned diagonal into a dynamic figure and the part that I use.
This figure from the rice field I put flat and horizontal on the top of bamboo poles. I made it my design by changing a few proportions and extending some of the shapes. It is site specific on the hill in the open space on the observation side of the building. The viewer can to go inside it, look down upon from the 2nd-floor observatory and looked up at from the walking path. The simplicity of line and materials are important to me; each line is essential to the structure as a whole.
The bamboo that I harvested came from in and around the park and I used recycled chopsticks for the pegs as injunctions to hold the work in place. But as a safety precaution, the junctions and joints are tied with jute string.
I want to thank the many assistants/volunteers who worked with me on hot sunny days and days of heavy rain and mist.
他四處旅行，使用自然素材在世界多處現地創作消失性藝術裝置(ephemeral art installations)。
他曾獲許多獎項，包括：Japan/American Artist Exchange Creative Artist Fellowship、Pollack/Krasner Grant、Gottlieb Foundation Award、the Joan Mitchell Award、Efroymson Fellowship。
Roy Staab, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, attended Layton School of Art and received a BFA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He traveled, studied and worked as an artist in Europe, living in Paris, New York and currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
He is a peripatetic artist making ephemeral art installations with natural materials in many places in the world.
Staab has received numerous awards: Japan/American Artist Exchange Creative Artist Fellowship, Pollack/Krasner Grant, Gottlieb Foundation Award, the Joan Mitchell Award, Efroymson Fellowship.
His art is in the collections of the Musée d'art moderne and Le fonds national d'art contemporain in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Museum of Wisconsin Art.