Large-scale stainless steel landscape sculpture “Shadow Mirror” is composed of two parts. The curves and mirror surface are rich and abstract, with a disc placed on top of them. In the reflection of the stainless steel mirror, the disc represents the division of cells and the circle of life. It also looks like a visitor from outer space, trying to send a message through. Watching from different angles, the artwork can reflect different aspects of the surroundings, just like our hearts reflecting our thoughts as people come and go in our lives.
Shadow Mirror was created by Yang Yuyu in 1983 as one of the artworks in the Universe series. Yang had his own interpretation of the universe, reflecting in the stainless steel pieces of the Universe series. Stainless steel was Yang’s favorite medium with its toughness and its sense of modernization. It somewhat represents the progress of modern technology. The mirror surface of stainless steel sculptures can reflect the surroundings and turn them into magical images, like the abstract and substantial reality in the universe.
In 1983, Shadow Mirror was placed in front of Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and then transferred to Tainan Cultural Center in 1984. In 2018, it was placed in Tainan Art Museum Building 2.
1997 Died in Hsinchu, Taiwan
1979 Promoted laser art and introduced the technology to Taiwan
1970 Put forward the groundbreaking idea of “Landscape Sculpture”
1960 He experienced the differences of culture and aesthetics with three years of residency in Italy.
1959 French Bimonthly Art Magazine reviewed him as “a master who directs the trend of sculpture in the future”.
1926 Born in Yilan, Taiwan
Sculptures/ Public Art
1990 “Flying Dragon” was represented as the main lantern in Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall during Lantern Festival.
1990 He created “Phoenix Scales the Heavens” for Asian Games. It is permanently displayed in National Olympic Sports Center, Beijing.
1977 He was in charge of the campus landscape design and the sculpture “Sakyamuni” in Dharma Realm Buddhist University. He was also the dean of the college of art in the university.
1970 He attended Osaka World Expo as the representative of Taiwan, in charge of the design and production of landscape sculpture “Advent of the Phoenix” in front of the Chinese Pavilion, coordinating with architect Ieoh Ming Pei.
2004 He created large-scale relief “The Sun” and “The Moon” for Sun Moon Lake Teacher’s Hostel.
1996 The first international member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors
1993 National Cultural Award for his lifelong cultural achievement
1991 World Peace Culture Award