陳抒漫 Sook-Muar TAN《破土》Groundbreaking
陳抒漫 Sook-Muar TAN
年份 | Year
位置 | Location
鳥浴池 Birdbath Pond
材料 | Material
Bamboo, Ropes, Cobblestones
理念 | Statement
The fish in the waters emerges to the surface with a groundbreaking force. A plant sprouts within its long, expansive body where sunlight projected through its trout offers nourishment. The plant is surrounded by fish roe (Cobblestones) that signifies life and creates a lively energy in a symbolic presentation on the inclusion and harmony of aquaculture and hydroponics. The work speaks to the rhythm and vitality found within nature. It beholds hope in a search for a new era.
Sook-Muar TAN comes from Sekinchan, Malaysia. Her unorthodox behaviors have always left her resisting against existing institutions. Striving to learn more about art, she fought her way into Malaysia’s art institutes in her younger days where she learned about drawing and oil painting. TAN has previously worked on large outdoor sculpture projects in both Malaysia and Singapore.
TAN later arrived in Taiwan to further advance her studies. She enrolled in the Department of Sculpture at the National Taiwan University of Arts where she majored in wood sculptures. She has created a collection of fish sculptures and the creative process has healed and awakened her. Art has been a process of self-realization for TAN as it’s guided her from darkness into light. Once, her creations present all kinds of dissatisfaction. But now, her creations embody contentment, and hoping to spread the joy and positivity