The Window View of Life - Central Taiwan Science Park Bureau, Ministry of Science and Technology

Artist: David Gerstein

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A Window View of Life, Blooming

This work serves as a part of the public art project, A Window View of Life, for the Taichung Park dormitory building.  Through visuals generated by three window-shaped works and the environment, the dormitory area becomes an analogy for the inside of a window, while the park areas act as the outside of one. The artist utilizes common animals along with plants and flowers from Mt. Dadu to constitute a window view in which viewers may interact across it. The dormitory area itself acts as a place for people to relax, re-energize, enjoy moments of quiet reflection, and readjust themselves to an original state of life after a busy day.  This work corresponds basic human needs with the identity of a home “inside the window” and a “breath of air” on the outside.  It also echoes the project’s proposition of “A Window View of Life”.

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The Chase on Squirrel Slope

This work serves as a part of the public art project, A Window View of Life, for the Taichung Park dormitory building. Located next to the sailboat-like water tower landmark, commonly known as Squirrel Slope, of Taichung Park, the work exudes a strong sense of leisure and relaxation.  Vivid colors and rhythmic lines offer a warm invitation for people to approach and view it.  Freely shuttling between the undulating slopes, they can interact with the work.  They may also choose to sit down on the sloped ground and enjoy a beautiful and overlooking view of the entire area.  Scattered across the front and back sides of the work, bicycles exhibit the relaxed lifestyle at Central Taiwan Science Park, while mirroring the cyclists riding and pushing upwards through Squirrel Slope.

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On Top of the Tree of Butterflies

This work serves as a part of the public art project, A Window View of Life, for the Taichung Park dormitory building.  The objective of planning for Central Taiwan Science Park is to create a green park for ecological conservation and technological advancement that features sustainable methods of development and a local style.   The rich natural ecology of Mt. Dadu also serves as a path of migration for Taiwanese milkweed butterflies.  The shape and colors of the work are both minimalistic and complex.  With a pure white color base, the colorful and lively rhythm of butterflies is expressed. Indeed, this tree of butterflies becomes a significant symbol signifying the integration of production and ecology, and sets a good paradigm for the science park.

  • Date: 2014-2016
  • Filed under: English Version