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Sculptor | Kang Mu-xiang

  • Publish Date:2016-01-29
Sculptor | Kang Mu-xiang

Did You Know That … ?

  • The old elevator cables that the artist use to create giant sculptures require multiple steps of treatment, including removing the oil stains and making the cables malleable through immersion in hot water boiling up to 600 degrees Celsius.

More information on the artist can be found here.


Kang started out as a traditional woodcarver who produced religious deities and customized sculptures.


"Taiwan Ruyi (臺灣如意)," a sculpture commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a gift for the German city of Karlsruhe, was inspired by the auspicious Chinese motif "ruyi."


"Infinite Life (無限生命)" was Kang’s first-ever experiment in using steel cables discarded from the 508-meter-tall skyscraper Taipei 101.