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  • The Land Eaten by the Sea Picture,Total:3
Works by the Artist
Other Works(Variations of the Sea 05)
Other Works(Become a Real Marine People?)
Other Works(Hands of the World)
The Land Eaten by the Sea
Iyo Kacaw
NO. 20180013
Year 2017
Max Size
127 x 128 x 27 cm
Leased out
Artwork Appreciation
Iyo Kacaw, from Hualien Makuta'ay, conveys the situation of aborigines in contemporary society and the reflection on environmental issues through creating. In the work, The Land Eaten by the Sea, the warm wood is orderly arranged in a concentric circle, symbolizing the magnificent power of the sea. A plant is planted in the center and is rooting toward the gradually reducing land. Iyo Kacaw utilizes this as a metaphor for environmental destruction. The coast was once the source of life for the people as well as the boundary between the sea and the land. Originally, the sea and the land were in a symbiotic relationship, but somehow, the land slowly disappeared. This is not only a loss of soil, but also a loss of cultural history, identity, ceremonies and memories.