Saturday, January 31, 2009

Juming Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

I love that Ju Ming's sculptures leave a lot to the imagination--the abstract men, women, boys, and girls were created by the sculptor in what seemed to be effortless manipulation, whether by a slight dent or twist of the metal as in the exhaust pipe figures, or a few chistles to create the sculpture series know as the Tai Chi Series, and the stories among the characters were left to the beholder's interpretation. What seemed effortless, and the less is more approach, is never accidental, and most achieved with deliberation or via subconscious force that is the second nature of the seasoned artist. On our recent trip to Taiwan, Juming Museum was our favorite destination. Located just outside the City of Taipei, it is the only outdoor museum in Taiwan.

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