「墨戲仙草」(Mò xì xiān cǎo) is an art piece that plays with traditions of Taiwanese dining culture to make the national treasures appear in people’s everyday life. By shaping the container, xiān cǎo, a jelly-liked dessert, becomes an un-finished ink-painting. The consumers can slowly pour the creamer, completing the painting, which originally was added to give extra flavor. Not only does the creamer complete the painting but it also lets people enjoy the moment when ink-black meets pure white. The colors highlight each other, the creamer no longer plays a role as a supplement of the dessert but stands in the spotlight instead. Pure white fills in the gaps between the landscaped-like surface of the black jelly, bringing out spectacular grey tones using contrast. It shows us the meaning of a traditional proverb of ink painting - “leaving blank to fulfill poeticness”. The flowing clouds, lights, shades, mountains and waters on the popular local snack - xiān cǎo, walk into our life and shrink down the distance between common people and Taiwanese national treasures.
“Dwelling in the Fu-Chun Mountains” is a work of Yuan Dynasty painter Huang Gongwang. It was created from 1347 to 1350. With Fuchun River in Zhejiang as the background, the layout of the landscape on the painting is perfectly organized and the atmosphere is superbly harmonious. This extraordinary work is Gongwang’s masterpiece and praised as one of the top ten famous paintings in China.
該作品為 2019國立故宮第八屆國寶衍生商品設計競賽 平面藝術設計組 金獎作品