Author: Lin Chi-yu
In traditional Taiwan culture, "the way of including a square and a circle at once" means to take in differences with an open mind. Here, each square suggests a human being having been through all sorts of experiences. - that's how we become who we are. The circle in it represents fulfillment, harmony and compassion. In between squares and circles, we all have the capacity to cherish and protect one another, even the whole world. That's the way to use the Earth's resources sustainably.
When a seed grows a sprout, it suggests that kindness is sprouting in a person's mind. By touching the projections, visitors seem to also become seeds (of kindness). The seeds fall to the ground from the arms of the Mother of Forests here when visitors touch the lights, as if blessings are falling to this land. What a special visual and audio experience!
Author: Wang Yao-jui
If you listen to it carefully, you shall find that life is as beautiful as music. Be it sweet or bitter, it sounds heavenly. The side lantern for the 2020 festival in Taichung takes the shape of a Mikado pheasant, nicknamed as "the king in the mists." Its life is beautiful, changing and drifting like a cloud. The pheasant's life is presented as a melody here; it encourages people to pursue their true selves far beyond social norms. What's more, it is believed that freedom and clarity is the essence of nature. When feeling blessed, life will be like a Mikado pheasant flying up and up, surrounded by its fellows in all directions. Auspicious and joyous, life is even like seeing a blooming flower in a desert, or hearing the resonating sounds of the spring in a deep valley as seasons come and go.
Author: Lan Yung-chi
Inspired by an oriental children's tale for the lunar New Year, "The Mouse Gets Married," artist Lan Yung-chi presents a mice's festive wedding in detail here. Following a parade team and flamboyant jazz music, spectators are free to join the mice's splendid wedding party in the Forest of Happy Mice, which touts an aesthetic fusion (East-West) style. The "music" of light and shades must be appreciated with the eyes - what a wonderful chapter of jazz, mic, and a wedding!