120公分 x 120公分 四連幅
Old towels, canvases
Four panels measuring 120cm x120cm
A graduate of the National Taiwan University of Arts Department of Fine Arts, Hong Chien-heng has always regarded clothing and textiles with a high degree of interest. In addition to painting, she often applies weaving and embroidery techniques in her art. For the towel painting of Beitou landscapes in the current exhibition, local hot springs hotels have been invited to participate. The towels designated to be discarded by the hotels are cut into shapes that represent various local elements, including roof tiles, mountain ranges, rivers, and bricks; these are affixed to the canvas using collage and weaving techniques. Due to the volcanic terrain, the hot springs industry has always played an important role in Beitou’s history and development. The hot-springs culture has also become an important symbol of tourism in Beitou. There is no shortage of textile products used in this familiar industry. On closer observation, the names of these hot-spring hotels embroidered on the towels are still visible. The hot springs that are the mainstay of Beitou’s tourism economy and the textiles that support everyday life stand in tacit correspondence.