This Art Installation Was Inspired By Traditional Taiwanese Fish Trap Designs

Taiwanese artist Cheng-Tsung Feng has completed the 'Fish Trap House', an artistic installation created using traditional fish trap design methods and techniques. #Art #Architecture #Design

Photography by Chong Sheng Hsu

 

Taiwanese artist Cheng-Tsung Feng has completed the ‘Fish Trap House’, an artistic installation that sits on the shores of Sun Moon Lake, and was created using traditional fish trap design methods.

 

Before he came up with the design of his installation, he went to the elder of the indigenous Thao tribe, where he learnt the traditional methods for making a bamboo trap for river fishing.

Taiwanese artist Cheng-Tsung Feng has completed the 'Fish Trap House', an artistic installation created using traditional fish trap design methods and techniques. #Art #Architecture #Design

Photography by Chong Sheng Hsu

Using his new knowledge, he sketched out what the installation would look like.


Taiwanese artist Cheng-Tsung Feng has completed the 'Fish Trap House', an artistic installation created using traditional fish trap design methods and techniques. #Art #Architecture #Design


Once the sketch was complete, it then had to be created as a model so that he could have a plan and know how to make the installation.


Taiwanese artist Cheng-Tsung Feng has completed the 'Fish Trap House', an artistic installation created using traditional fish trap design methods and techniques. #Art #Architecture #Design

Photography by Chong Sheng Hsu

More than 20 people helped him construct the installation and in return, they learnt the traditional art form and techniques.


Taiwanese artist Cheng-Tsung Feng has completed the 'Fish Trap House', an artistic installation created using traditional fish trap design methods and techniques. #Art #Architecture #Design

Photography by Alvin Liu

The end result is the ‘Fish Trap House’. When talking about the installation, the artist says, ‘This art work won’t be used to catch fish, but rather people’s attention. Why not take the time to enjoy the beauty of Sun Moon Lake and Thao traditional culture.’


Taiwanese artist Cheng-Tsung Feng has completed the 'Fish Trap House', an artistic installation created using traditional fish trap design methods and techniques. #Art #Architecture #Design

Photography by Chong Sheng Hsu

Here’s a closer look at some of the detail work that holds the bamboo and rattan structure together.


Taiwanese artist Cheng-Tsung Feng has completed the 'Fish Trap House', an artistic installation created using traditional fish trap design methods and techniques. #Art #Architecture #Design

Photography by Chong Sheng Hsu

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