YuanBao Rhino | 犀利元寶

語音導覽 不銹鋼 470 x 180 x 220cm

 「元寶」是中華傳統文化中最為常見的吉祥意象,也是財富的象徵,《犀利》、《元寶》中施力仁將身型誇張至肥圓,形如元寶;將犀牛角雕塑成大拇指,指紋象徵著生生不息與永恆,表達了對生命的敬畏,昂然向上指向天際的犀牛角蘊含積極正面的精神力量。四肢由原來的四隻腳簡化成兩個鼎的形狀,鼎在古代被視為立國重器,是國家和權利的象徵,他用雙鼎底座托起元寶的形式,不僅是對華人傳統文化的重視和保護,也是藝術家有容乃大的哲學思考最為具象化的表現。

 A young, smiling rhinoceros; its shape conveys harmony between man and nature. The viewer feels attraction for this animal; neither powerful nor terrifying, it is a friendly, joyous, and vital representative of the world of nature, and bears a message of love and positive energy. This specimen, with its almost child-like candour, reflects light and re-shapes space with a soft and fluid chromatic effect. We cannot help but stroke and fondle him.