Wave, 2023. Fabric and metal. Zhongjiaowan International Surfing Base, Taiwan. 9m(L) X 4m(W) X 3m(H).


When wind blows across the surface of the water generates a ripple effect. As the wind continues to blow, the ripples grow larger and turn into waves. The waves represent the transformation of energy in to movement and change. At the sea, the shape of waves is influenced by the depth of the water and the distance over which they travel. As waves approach shallow water, the bottom of the wave slows down, causing the top of the wave to pitch forward and break. This creates the characteristic shape of breaking waves that we see at the shore.  

This sculpture is a portrait of the flow of the waves. On the installation you can see all the different stages of the movement in the water as it increases in volume, curls, crash and slide in the shore. The sculpture is made with metal and woven fabric to make possible the translucent quality of the water. With this sculpture, I want to encourage the public to take a break and sit on on it as they appreciate and analyze this beautiful nature phenomenon at the shore. When wind blows across the surface of the water generates a ripple effect. As the wind continues to blow, the ripples grow larger and turn into waves. The waves represent the transformation of energy in to movement and change. At the sea, the shape of waves is influenced by the depth of the water and the distance over which they travel. As waves approach shallow water, the bottom of the wave slows down, causing the top of the wave to pitch forward and break. This creates the characteristic shape of breaking waves that we see at the shore.  

All the fabric is repurposed material donated by Yee Chain International Co. 

WAVE

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