【作品名稱】《轉程》A New Journey
【創 作 者】張意欣 Yi-Hsin Chang
The old Daqing Station will soon become part of history, in the same fashion as those thousand-year-old artifacts unearthed from the vicinity, whereas the new Daqing Station arising in its place will be testimony for the development of this city. The work, A New Journey, is shaped like the pattern of “spreading wings”; the hat emblem of Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA). The soaring rails signify that with completion of the new train station TRA will lead Taiwan railway into the new century. The copper plates attached to the back of the rails will be decorated with the “cord” pattern found on pottery fragments. These serve as reminders that the ancient artifacts will have a new home, thanks to the improvement of the new station.
The concept for creating the granite artwork is based on “people” because it is the public who are the most vital element from which the railway draws life; be they traveler or maintenance worker. With rails seemingly endlessly extending to infinity, they are a true symbol of the power of man to create and build. Also, it will create an image of Daqing Station as a transit center for passengers going elsewhere.