(Vietnamese below / Nhấp để đọc tiếng Việt)
Let me tell you about someone I met at Taipei airport just on our Lunar new year trip this Feb. You may guess, an old friend, a colleague, a family member?
Nope. A rabbit.
Yes, you hear me well. I met a rabbit, his picture below:
I know, some may say it is too weird or devil, some are terrifying or annoying seeing this, and some freak out. It is not an easy statue, but I love it.
Nhyh-Jen Ni Ni, the artist of this piece of art, uses waste paper as the material of her sculptures, and reshapes it into rabbit-themed creations. Her works are reflections of all of us, who believe they can bravely break through the challenges and frustrations. The name of this statue is “Glamorous steps toward light”.
A narrative of this piece is:
“What’s the biggest fear in life?
Perhaps, it’s not the flaws we tried to improve nor the uncertainty in the dark. It’s the fear of meeting the brighter and stronger self that is beyond our imagination.
Often, we draw a line that prevents us from trying.
Often, we are accustomed to the comfort zone we are at.
However, who is the one set the trap for you and me?
Perhaps, being imperfect is not our biggest fear, it’s the ignorance where we know nothing about our own value.
Staring at the reflection of your face on the window along with the setting sun view, can’t you tell we are all unique and shinny gemstones?
Going out and exploring might be the first step to find your true self?”