Jane Ingram Allen
Made In Taiwan
Yilan County
Oct. 18 - Nov. 5, 2004

Host Organization: Yilan County Government (Education Bureau)
No.1,Sianjheng N.Rd
Yilan City,Yilan County 260, Taiwan
Telephone: 03-9364567 (Operator)
Website: http://www.e-land.gov.tw
Contact: Lo, Hsin-yi
A-jie Community Culture Center
Hushan School, Lotung School
Email: hsinyi@ilccb.gov.tw

In Yilan County I am living in the community of A-jie (Two Knots), and my studio space is in an old temple building that is now being used as the community culture center.   The A-jie Community Culture  Center is a lively and interesting place with a group of local artists who are making art with me and learning how to make paper from local plant materials.  While in Yilan County I am also working with students in Hushan Elementary School and Lotung Elementary School.  The children are using local plant materials to create indiviual paper artworks, and we will make an outdoor environmental art installation with paper pulp and wildflower seeds, a living, evolving map of Yilan County.  The residency in Yilan County began with a press conference at Hushan School where the County Magistrate and other visiting dignitaries learned to make paper with the students.  In Yilan County I will also share my art processes and ideas with local teachers in papermaking art workshops as well as give a public lecture.  My art work is displayed at the A-jie Community Culture Center, and a welcome party, a Halloween party and other events are planned.  The artists at A-jie Center and I have gathered many plants for papermaking, and I will be creating Yilan site maps about my experience of this time and this place. The workers at the temple learned how to put paper on the columns in the temple recording the impressions of characters and figures. A Halloween party was held for the children of A-jie on October 31. They made masks and then went on a procession visiting volunteers who gave treats to the masked tricker-or-treaters. Everyone had fun and it was good to see the Halloween spirit in Taiwan.

A-jie Women Making PaperHuShan Students Making PaperCounty Magistrat Shows His Handmade PaperJane's Taiwan Sitemap at A-Jie TempleGathering Plants for Paper Making

Jane Showing Sunflower Sitemap to School PrincipalsJane and Lo Hsin-yi explaining about Jane's mapsTeachers lining up to make paperTeachers making paper

Children Hushan School Around Living Yilan MapChildren Pouring Seed on Gound for Living Yilan MapPouring Pulp onto Living Yilan MapChildren Performing for the closing ceremony for the Living Yilan Map

shu-fen taking down paper from temple columnLittle girl cutting teeth in pumkin masktwo friends with Holloween masksvolunteer giving candy to trickster

Lotund Students making paperJane making her sitemaps on Temple porchYilan Sitemap Farewell dinner

Closing exhibition ceremonyJane showing County Government officials art worktechers putting out seedteachers putting out pulp

Teachers sing traditional Yilan songfinal Yilan map after pouring pulp at A-jie

Return to Made In Taiwan home page

(updated on November 5, 2004 )

For more information on Jane, click on one of the icons below  

writing workshops guest book back to main page gallery resume Bird Projects art sales Upcoming Projects