The Stillness of Time

ChengLong Village, Taiwan, April 25, 2015 Also found on Monochrome Madness 2-8 http://leannecolephotography.com/2015/04/29/mm-2-8-monochrome-madness-2-8/

Inside a traditional house in ChengLong Village, Taiwan,
April 25, 2015
Also found on Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2-8 http://leannecolephotography.com/2015/04/29/mm-2-8-monochrome-madness-2-8/

Important Numbers

Phone Wall in an Abandoned Traditional House in Chenglong Village, Taiwan April 25, 2015

Phone Wall in an Abandoned Traditional House in Chenglong Village, Taiwan
April 25, 2015

XiLuo Bridge at Night

Xiluo Bridge, Xiluo, Taiwan April 19, 2015, 7:25 PM

Xiluo Bridge, Xiluo, Taiwan
April 19, 2015, 7:25 PM

Portrait of a ChengLong Villager – Exhibited in “Waterland” in Fremantle, Australia

This image and 11 other of my portraits will be included in a sound exhibition by Yen-ting, Hsu, entitled "Sounds Delicious".

This image and 11 other of my portraits of ChengLong villagers will be included in a sound art exhibition by Yen-ting Hsu, entitled “Sounds Delicious”.

This exhibit from May 4 -17, 2015 is from Hsu’s residency at ChengLong Wetlands International Environmental Art Project in 2012. She is now an artist in residence at the Fremantle Art Center.  She selected 12 portraits of Chenglong villagers I took between 2012 and 2015. “Sounds Delicious” investigates how food is grown in ChengLong Village, Taiwan. For more information on Hsu’s exhibition, go to https://fac.org.au/events/680/waterland?pid=58 For more information on the ChengLong Wetlands International Environmental Art Project curated by Jane Ingram Allen go to http://artproject4wetland.wordpress.com

Clams

Freshly harvested clams from an aquaculture pond in Cheng-long Village. April 21, 2015

Freshly harvested clams from an aquaculture pond in Cheng-long Village.
April 21, 2015

Caught Among the Red Tables -“If I Close My Eyes, He Can’t See Me”

Two children caught playing cards in the temple. April 18, 2015

Two children caught playing cards in the temple.
April 18, 2015

Clean Up

Women who work outside wear these traditional hats that cover their entire head, shoulders and face no matter how hot. Staying white is preferable.  April 10, 2015

Women who work outside wear these traditional hats that cover their entire head, shoulders and face no matter how hot. Staying white is preferable.
April 10, 2015

Bamboo Delivery, Taiwan Style

Mr Ye makes his delivery of bamboo to House 100 for artists to use for their projects. Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental art Project, 2015. April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015, Mr Ye makes his delivery of bamboo to House 100, in Cheng long, Taiwan, for artists to use in their sculpture installations for the 2015 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project.

Using bamboo, a sustainable fast-growing plant in Taiwan, is an important part of many artists’ environmental artwork for the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project. To learn more about the project, go to https://artproject4wetland.wordpress.com

Here is Mr. Ye.

Mr Ye and bamboo dump

Mr. Ye arrives alone in his flatbed truck loaded with bamboo. He does not carry any mechanical lift to remove the bamboo.

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Mr. uses wooden blocks that he places under the back wheel opposite the side where he wants the bamboo dumped.

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Mr. Ye backs the truck up onto the wooden blocks, and the bundled bamboo rolls off.

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Mickey Says, “Stop”

Mickey Mouse at Mr. Goa's House in Yunlin County, Taiwan. April 12, 2015

Mickey Mouse at Mr. Goa’s House in Yunlin County, Taiwan. April 12, 2015

Bamboo Master Chen, Ming Hsa, of Taiwan

Bamboo Master is 92 years old and has worked  with bamboo since he was 14 years old.  April 12, 2015

Bamboo Master Chen is 92 years old and has worked with bamboo since he was 14 years old.
April 12, 2015

Bamboo Master uses his feet as a vice.

Bamboo Master Chen uses his feet as a vice.

Panoramic of the Xilou Bridge – Yunlin County, Taiwan

Xiluo Bridge was built in the 1950s by the U.S. and the Republic of China. I was previously built by the Japanese but they took much of the steel to support their war effort. The current bridge was designed by the same architect who designed the Golden Gate Bridge, It is almost two km long.  April 12, 2015

Xiluo Bridge was rebuilt in the 1950s by the U.S. and the Republic of China. I was previously built by the Japanese but they took much of the steel to support their war effort during WWII. The current bridge was designed by the same architect who designed the Golden Gate Bridge, The Xilou Bridge is almost two km long.
April 12, 2015 Click on the image to get the full impact of the 11 images that were taken to build this panoramic,

Peeling Contemporary vs. Elegant Traditional

Cheng long Village, Kohu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan, April 10, 2015

Cheng long Village, Kohu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan, April 10, 2015

Stingers by Yu Wen-fu

Yu Wen-fu, "Stingers", Bamboo Rods, From the solo exhibition "Feather Dreams and Bamboo Quest" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, March 28 to May 17, 2015.

Yu Wen-fu, “Stingers”, Bamboo Rods, From the solo exhibition “Feather Dreams and Bamboo Quest” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, March 28 to May 17, 2015.

The model is a friend and not part of the exhibit, but it gave the installation some perspective.  MOCO’s website for the Yu’s exhibition is http://www.mocataipei.org.tw/index.php/2012-01-12-03-36-46/current-exhibitions/1448-feather-dream-bamboo-quest-wen-fu-yu-solo-exhibition
There is a feature article by Jane Ingram Allen in the April 2015 issue of SCULPTURE magazine about Yu Wen-fu’s bamboo sculpture. A preview of the article can be found here, http://www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag15/apr_15/apr15_features4.shtml
The image is also seen on Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2-5, http://leannecolephotography.com/2015/04/08/mm-2-5-monochrome-madness-2-5/

Late Afternoon – Taoyuan, Taiwan

Looking East

Looking East

Weekly Photo Challenge – Blur – Chef Chiang Adding Wine

Chef Chiang Cooking at Gui Lin Teppanyahki Restaurant in Carifore, Jiangoa Road, Taoyuan, Taiwan, April 4, 2015.

Chef Chiang Cooking at Gui Lin Teppanyahki Restaurant in Carifore, Jiangoa Road, Taoyuan, Taiwan, April 4, 2015.

A 7th Floor View of Jinggoa Road, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Traffic on Jinggoa Road, Taoyuan, Taiwan, April 4, 2015

Traffic on Jinggoa Road, Taoyuan, Taiwan, April 4, 2015

Transitioning

Escalator in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, April 3, 2015

Escalator in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, April 3, 2015

Walkway, Taoyuan, Taiwan

On the street, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, March 11, 2015

On the street, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, March 11, 2015

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