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Creation Concept

  Curled-up dragon: My father loves dragons above all others, so does dragon painting. Among his works, dragons are the most common, and many art museums and galleries have collected his Dragon Lanterns. As for the reasons behind such special favor, dragons have infinite superhuman power, in the words of my father, but dragons just curl up and sit quietly. He meant to say that dragons, in front of Gods, would sit there in silence but without threatening gestures, giving a feeling of obedience and grace.

  Powerful dragons can circle in the air. However, dragons, in front of Gods, will sit in obedience and act as guards, acknowledging allegiance to Gods. Such behavior reflects modesty. His works related with dragons are the most famous and have been awarded with prizes. All the temples have dragon posts, and Then Kong Thnuah or Mazu Temple (Goddess of Heaven) is always decorated with Dragon Lanterns. Fond of dragons, he has watched craftsmen build temples, erect dragon posts, and paint Dragon Lanterns from his childhood, during which he realized the mightiness and distinctiveness of dragons as well as the intimate relation between dragons and Chinese. From the works of other craftsmen, he found that dragons, powerful but willing to surrender to Gods, must be very modest and decent. Through dragon painting, he intended to cultivate modest attitudes and to teach me and my brothers to be humble instead of complacent. Such philosophy was derived from the process of dragon painting. When we were young, he used to convince us of the significance of humility. He said, “Dragons are so humble in despite of his infinite power, so we must learn from dragons”. Complacency spells while modesty brings benefits, which was learned during dragon painting by my father and explains his obsession with dragons.

The photo is used after the authorization of National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute.

2009   National Taiwan Craft Research Institute collected his traditional lanterns.
(The photo is provided by Mr. Jung-luan Wu)

The photo is used after the authorization of National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute.

Peace and Prosperity

(The photo is provided by Mr. Jung-luan Wu and Mr. Jung-luan Wu)