Abe Nyubo was commissioned by Treasure Hill Light Festival 2015 to initiate the project of Sight Seeing, the original work of these sculptures. Thanks to its special physical features and local history, Treasure Hill has long been a popular sightseeing spot accommodating many visitors. Abe borrowed the image of one of its visitors, who carried a backpack while holding a camera to take pictures, and created sculptures with the same title, Sight Seeing, which witness the beginning of Abe’s Traveller series.
Guan Guang is the term for sightseeing in Chinese, and the two Chinese characters are indicators of “seeing” and “shine” respectively, both of which echo the essence of a light art festival. Abe’s original sculpture was gold-plated, so it sparkles when sunshine falls on its metal surface. However, while these sculptures were about to be put into small-scale production with limited editions, travel patterns have significantly shifted due to the pandemic. Loss, retrieval, constraints, cherishing – these are scenarios that people could never foresee when the original work was firstly conceived by the artist in 2015. As such, a new idea grew in Abe’s mind, and he opted for serene indigo to create another version of the sculpture – The colour resonates with the current atmosphere, giving people a different impression than the sparkling shine from the first edition.
H 35 x W 14 x D 28 cm
耀金: Edition of 66 | ntd 21,800
靛藍: Edition of 33 | ntd 26,800