Artist Wang Wen-Chi considers that Alishan's latitude and altitude create special conditions for growing tea with a unique amber color, refreshing taste and fragrance. The artist takes the process of rubbing oolong tea leaves production as an inspiration of his design. The outer shell features three gold-colored hollow structures to symbolize tea as Chiayi's "Golden Industry".
Details include motifs from Chinese calligraphy, aboriginal totems and other elements to convey the diversity and inclusiveness of tea culture in Taiwan.
The native Chia-Yi creator, the inspiration from rubbing tea as a unique procedure in tea production, tea-ball motifs of different stages reflect Chia-Yi's mountainous terrain, tea production, and the culture of friend-making tea drinking. This piece emphasizes the importance of quality tea in welcoming guests in one's home, just as the Museum welcomes
visitors from international. 王文志︱WangWen-chih
Wang Wen-chih was born in Chiayi, Taiwan. In 2001 he represented Taiwan at the Venice Biennial and has participated in numerous large public art projects. Wang is internationally renowned for his bamboo installation art works, large outdoor pieces that are purposefully crafted to put viewers' minds at rest and promote tranquility. In other words, they are imbued with a sense of quiet stillness distinctive of Asian culture, while also embracing the artist's love of land and concern for humanity. Wang's art works are made from wood, rattan and bamboo, though in recent years he has focused more on bamboo, adopting traditional weaving techniques and ingeniously using the flexibility and strength of the material to create a series of art installation works. Through their beauty, these pieces showcase Wang's respect for nature and land, while also seeking, on an emotional level, to bring people