Thursday, June 25, 2009

Memoirs of Jioufen

Arts 2009 is now in the Surrey Art Gallery.

We went for the Opening Reception on Thursday night of June 25th.

Many people in the gallery that night.

The announcement went pretty long as usual.

54 artists' work are in the show this year.

Fiona is exploring Art...

By the way, Taddy's illustration is in the show again.

It's his second participation for the show.

Also his illustration was chosen for the 3rd place of Category 3 (2D mixed Media, Drawing, Printmaking).

Receiving the award.

His last name was terribly pronounced...

"Jioufen, Love" - Mixed Media 43" x 21.5"

The illustration depicts Taddy's favorite mountain town, Jioufen, in Taiwan.

Intending to express his identity, imagination and memories along with the nostalgic scenery of Jioufen.

Some elements are very familiar to something you have seen. right?

:::The Exhibition runs until August 30th:::

So Taddy really loves Jioufen. Last November, we went to Jioufen with Taddy's parents and Chi-Ching.

The view from A-Mei Teahouse.

Inside A-Mei Teahouse.

Amazing decorations.

Taddy was so impressed by these items.

The art of Taiwanese mask.

Having afternoon tea break.

A lot of tourists visit Jioufen every day.

The famous stairs.

When we were in Taiwan this past June, we went to Jioufen again.

And we took Taddy's brother, Mutsumi and cousin, Yu this time.

Went to our favorite store which is famous for Fishball soup.

So good!!

In front of the restaurant that was used for one scene in Taiwanese movie, "A City of Sadness".

Yu (left) and Mutsumi (right).

A lot of gift shops and stairs along the narrow street.

Mutsumi bought handmade sandals for his children.

The same old stuff. The only difference was the very hot weather this time.

Don't forget to take a picture at the famous stair if you ever visit Jioufen.

Mutsumi is a quiet guy. But Yu is very goofy just like Taddy as you see.

Nice sunset scene...

After visiting Jioufen, we usually go to Keelung for good night market food.

Jioufen is a very peaceful and nostalgic place, hope you will visit there someday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As always, your blog is interesting and full of color! Great detail on your artwork--amazing! -Nate