Tile sponsored by Dr. Robert Guen
Pan Ping-Yu is a sculptor, whose works have been exhibited at the Organization
Independent Artists in New York in 2003. She received a grant from the Asian
Council and Sino-American Asian Cultural Foundation in 1999 for her residency
in the A.I.R.
program at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco and New York
City. She is
now working at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts at the Taipei National University
of the Arts.
About the tile:
The idea of this tile is based on Taiwan: Taiwan is a young, emerging island,
created by a
collision of plates, resulting in a huge quantity of fossils in the rocks.
Taiwan also has a lot of
boomtown, modern cities built in cement. The tile represents this merging
of shells and
cement to express the character of new, multiple cultures of Taiwan.