Harley King Kong | 哈雷金鋼

語音導覽 青銅 198 x 60 x 130cm

  《哈雷金鋼》以極富原始生命力的古靈獸─犀牛為雛形,犀牛的身軀融合極具東方神秘色彩的神獸,麒麟背脊與金鋼杵,並運用當代的藝術性,挪用象徵工業文明的錨釘結構。作品形塑出堅挺的山形背脊與剛直幾何的硬邊線條,讓犀牛宛如穿上一件甲冑;高聳的犀牛角,除表現出人性化的拇指特色,同時又象徵著我中華文化中對公平、正義、積極向上以及不屈不饒的奮鬥精神。作品造型有如哈雷重機,兼具科技與時尚。結合其犀牛抬頭挺胸的運動姿態,具備了穩定、祥和與端莊的本質,帶有當代科技般的精神,賦予犀牛前所未見的氣勢與威嚴。 

  The rhinoceros in a position of power and strength. This specimen exhibits spiritual symbols from the great civilizations of the world. The fingerprint of concentric circles symbolizes life and growth, in nature and eternity. Our attention is driven towards the sky. On his forehead, we see a pyramid, spiritual symbol of the lost civilizations of the Maya and the Egyptians. He resembles the Kirin, a mythical animal from the Classic of Mountains and Seas (Shanhai Jing), he has a dragon's back and a tail shapes like a phurba, the Tibetan ritual dagger. His armor resembles those of the horses of the first Chinese emperor, Qin Shihuang. Their leather cuirasses were made out of rhinoceros skins. The general aspect of this animals is post-industrial. The artist's undertaking has been one of levelling ancient tradition and the condition of contemporary man onto a universal space-time.