|語音導覽||青銅 Bronze 148 x 80 x 60cm|
There is this well-known old saying in Egypt, "everything is afraid of time, but time is afraid of the pyramids". “The Reappearing King Kong Rhino” looks like a great pyramid from outside, and internally it reveals the great spirit ancient Egyptians gave to the pyramids: stay sincere, stay immortal. The artist Li-Jen integrates the divine aura obtained from a mysterious creature while reflects the lingering charm of both old Sphinx and Chinese Sanxingdui (they are precious relics of ancient civilization). “The Reappearing King Kong Rhino” aims to influence people in a positive way. Visually we observe a perfect fusion of bronze material, industrial rivets, and edge cutting technique. The work itself is cast in bronze, giving viewers a sense of heaviness and steady. Its design emphasizes fashion and advanced technology. A perfect balanced is achieved. Yet the work is completely dour, a sense of naiveté is injected into an otherwise somber and heavy-handed style. The rhino horn is pointing directly to the sky, like the Egyptian obelisk, also like the spire seen on Gothic cathedrals. The magnificence attracts and intrigues viewers, making them wondering what the work truly means. The rhino, came from the past, has witnessed human history, and will take a brisk stroll into the future.