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2008.0426

Sweet Onions Get Straight to Your Heart

<p><font face="Arial">By Joanna Tung<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">An art piece of three-dimension animation became the center of discussions during the presentation by the Graduate Institute of Design&rsquo;s Class of 2008 at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Gallery today.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;I am quite impressed by this masterpiece because a lot of thoughts were included in the concept for the piece and it would simply touch the bottom of the audiences&rsquo; hearts,&rdquo; said Liu Shiun-shi (劉薰禧), an alumnus of the institute.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Liu affirmed artists&rsquo; efforts for these masterpieces at the exhibition, saying that more diversity was seen through their work.&nbsp; In addition to artists&rsquo; own initial creativity, their care toward the public was also seen through these arts pieces.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Lee Yu-ren (李育任), a member of the Class 2008, said that he spent 18 months working and completing the computerized three-dimension masterpiece, which was also his graduate thesis.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Explaining his concept for the piece, Lee said that he wanted to tell a story about the process how a bad guy became a good guy.&nbsp; He then decided to present the story with an alternative expression so he did.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Shih Zen-ren (施智仁), another member of Class 2008 of the institute, said that these displayed pieces reflected artists&rsquo; expertise as well as their graduate thesis topics.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Another graduate Tsai Meng-chian (蔡孟倩) said that the exhibition was named &ldquo;My Sweet Onion.&rdquo;&nbsp; She said that the onion would absorb required fertilizer from the soil and grow into something with many layers afterwards.&nbsp; The process would reflect these graduates&rsquo; learning history at NTNU that they learned as much as possible and eventually grew into mature artists full of fresh ideas and creativity.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;We hope that our endeavors would touch the bottom of our audiences&rsquo; hearts,&rdquo; she said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The exhibition will be opened to the public at the NTNU Gallery from 9am to 5pm between April 26 and May 5.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"><br /> </font>&nbsp;</p>