Figurative works for Taipei
May 5, 2015
I flew to Taipei earlier this year to install a commission of four sculptures for the new clinic of Dr. Chia-Jueng (“Jimmy”) Chuang, one of Taipei’s preeminent plastic surgeons. He was interested in sculptures that followed the ‘theme’ of his practice, something reminiscent of the human body. I tried to create forms that were distinct and suggestive of this, but not explicitly so (see photos below).
The clinic is unlike anything I’ve seen in the States: walls made of ‘smart glass’ that transitions from transparent to opaque with the turn of a dial, recessed and indirect LED lighting throughout, and computers and monitors integrated throughout to help with patient consultations and with the surgeries themselves. Quiet a place.