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Standing on wooden stilts that rise above rice terraces on the Japanese island of Shodoshima is the Taiwanese artist Wen Chih Wang’s contribution to the 2010 Setouchi Art Festival.  Made from four large bamboo domes that reach fifteen metres at their highest point, the structure swells up from two narrow connecting tunnels. From these tapered passages, the assemblage of natural materials opens up to breezy interiors where natural light flickers through the slats and views overlook the grounds of a shrine where in autumn the locals perform kabuki.
'something olive' Wen Chih Wang, (2010) Shodoshima, Image by Cave Urban.

‘Dream of Olive’, Wen Chih Wang (2010) Shodoshima. Photo: Cave Urban.

'Dream of Olive', Wen Chih Wang (2010) Shodoshima, Photo: Cave Urban.

‘Dream of Olive’, Wen Chih Wang (2010) Shodoshima. Photo: Cave Urban.

http://setouchi-artfest.jp/en/artworks-artists/artworks/shodoshima/125.html
Wen Chic Wang was born in Chiayi, Taiwan (1959), where the artist lives and works today.
©Nick West 2016