2012南島國際美術獎-特別獎-「呼喚Mana (Calling Mana)」
壓克力顏料、礦物彩、畫布Acrylic paint, mineral color, canvas
葉凱兒 Heidi Yip
The inspiration of this work comes from the natural caves eroded by waves along the east coast. This kind of wonderful natural scene represents the power that gives birth to life. “Mana” is a common term for the Austronesian people to call ancestral spirits. On the east coast with a full moon, Mana is transformed into a reef rock, calling for the eroded patterns on the rock and coral reef of tidal flat. In Austronesian spirit, Mana is a communication bridge between human and nature. It tells us that when we enjoy this piece of fertile land, we must respect the land. During the period of living and creating works in Taitung, I found this pure energy by observing the growth of plats and the form of rocks, and the Austronesia spirit is deeply implanted in my mind at the same time.