駐館創作計畫

來自阿拉巴馬州的艾婕音(Jane Ingram Allen)是來自美國的環境裝置藝術家和手製紙藝術創作者。她的作品獲得許多重要獎助,並自2004年後常駐台灣。此次參與關渡美術館藝術家駐館計劃,於2007年11月26日至12月16日展開為期三週的駐館創作。

她的創作理念強調自然環境的關注及尊重,並使用低污染的材質與再生紙。近幾年的作品著重於會隨時間改變並有益於環境的自然裝置藝術。此次駐館期間,將著手創作新作「Still Water」:運用?有野花種子的藍染紙漿,模造日常生活中過度被使用的礦泉水瓶,並嘗試與學生共同製作近兩百個不同造型與標籤的紙漿瓶型,以在牆上模擬成太平洋上塑膠瓶集中的大漩渦,藉以強調塑膠水瓶所造成的生態破壞議題。這些展示過的模造紙瓶,將會於展覽完畢後回歸於自然環境中,自然的削減腐化,並讓紙漿中的野花種子發芽,重塑成一自然花圃。


Program Proposal

Jane Ingram Allen is an American artist who has been in Taiwan since January 2004 when she came here with a Fulbright Scholar Award. Her indoor and outdoor sculpture installations with handmade paper have been exhibited in many places in Taiwan and the USA as well as other countries.

Jane has been an artist in residence at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts from Nov. 26 – Dec. 16, 2007. Her residency project titled “Still Water” is focused on the growing problem throughout the world of having enough clean water for humans and other life. This work also brings attention to the increasing use of plastic water bottles and the problems of plastic waste in our oceans and the environment. Jane has worked with TNUA art students to create a collaborative large-scale installation using handmade paper from renewable plant resources that will feature handmade paper castings of many plastic water bottles. The paper castings of the water bottles are each unique in form, color and texture. The paper pulp has seeds for wildflowers in it so that the artwork can be recycled and come back as living plants after exhibiting in different parts of the world. Over time the seeds in the paper pulp will sprout and grow to produce a living blooming image of wildflowers and provide nourishment and natural habitat for insects, birds and butterflies.