Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念
Concept of artwork 設計理念:
Tea drinking is like the conversion of solar terms. You need to observe carefully and take a sip to see the taste. Taiwan abounds with tea leaves, so I take Taiwan tea as my starting point of design. The shape of the cup looks like camellias in different seasons, with pure white color as a foil to organic lines on the outside and different colors on the inside to highlight the drinks. When the tea is poured, it will show different colors, making the drink looks more delicious. In addition, the color and lines of the internal gradient also imply the awareness of environmental protection. When the drink is almost consumed, the color inside the vessel will gradually fade away and blur, just like the current seasons with no distinct boundaries. Under global warming, spring and autumn have almost disappeared in Taiwan. People used to live according to the solar terms, but now we can't feel distinct seasons anymore. I hope everyone can think about the environmental issues while drinking tea with this cup and arouse their awareness of the seasons again.
高鵬 Peng Gao
Director of Today Art Museum
Creative Producer of British Ceramics Biennial
Professor, Hongik University