32 Windy

Kuei-Chih Lee, Taiwan


Based on the theme of “wind,” Lee creates a sculpture using the trees and branches from the forest near Mt. Takagari’s viewing platform. Borrowing the power of the wind, an intermediary that carries the messages from nature, a work of art in the form of powerful blasts of wind comes to life in the forest. Taking into consideration the local geographical features and arrangement of the trees, the sculpture will take on the size of approximately 30 meters, however, it will be built by hand without the help of any machinery through the cooperation of staff from Taiwan and Japan. “Windy” reveals the relationship between Taiwan and Japan, both countries in the path of typhoons, as well as the importance of the ecological balance between humans and nature.