Doughnut in Alice’s Wonderland

YU Wen-Fu2012

Fubon Art Foundation

Fubon Art Foundation

Artist Yu Wen-Fu is well known for working with feathers and bamboo. Inspired by the romantic gardens and lush greenery of this year’s exhibition setting, he wanted to capture this surreal feeling for his audience. Viewers take in the sight of thousands of thin bamboo pieces, brightly colored and hanging overhead in the woods. They are woven together in the shape of a gigantic donut, perhaps inspiring both confusion and wonder upon its viewers and a sure materialization of the dream the artist originally envisioned.

Forty years ago, the family that moved in this mansion planted sprouts into this patch of land. Since then the sprouts have grown into towering trees that shade the complex with a lush of greenery. Even with the family gone time seems to have stopped in this enclosed space.
Brick walls shield the garden from the hustle and bustle of the heart of the city, but are all that is within and beyond the walls a reality, a dream, or Alice’s wonderland?

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  • Title: Doughnut in Alice’s Wonderland
  • Creator: YU Wen-Fu
  • Date: 2012
  • Medium: Colored Bamboo
  • Location: Da-an 56