|語音導覽||銅 Bronze 105 x 42 x 62cm|
This sculpture represents a newly born little rhino whose mother’s life has been robbed by the poachers. He is all-alone now, with bereft silence and tearful eyes. His limbs were gathered together with the one of the front legs moving forward; his tail is shuddering and slouches straight down. The artist has portrayed the rhino in a way that vividly shows the great fear of him, so that to move the spectators.
The rhino sculpture is made of bronze and comes from the works of Li-Jen Shih titled “The Circle of Life is Endless”. In general, a rhino child would spend his first-five-year under the protection of his mom until he becomes strong enough to face the nature independently, however, evil poachers stole female rhino’ horn and left baby rhino with no chance to stay alive — he would either starve to death or be killed by other hunters. Aiming to show the horrific scene in front of all the audience, Li-Jen has adopted a most direct and skeptical approach. He wishes to rely on this dramatic visual effect to draw people's attention and force them to reflect on the relationship between nature and human beings.