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A collection of watercolor paintings documenting transient pond moments by Taiwanese artist Kuo Hsin-i (郭心漪) will be on display at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall from Dec. 31 to Jan. 11, 2015.
Born in 1974, Kuo was a teacher and watercolor hobbyist before embracing full-time painting with the encouragement of her husband in 2009. Her realistic yet tender representation of everyday scenery has since won the hearts of many art collectors.
In her two-week exhibition at the Taipei memorial hall, the Taichung native will showcase a series inspired by her hometown, particularly the sights and sounds of a newly-developed ecological park nearby the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
The Plum Creek (梅川) running through downtown Taichung City once carried putrid waste water in its hold, but near nature engineering has since switched its contents from disagreeable to agreeable. The water lilies, tiny fish schools, mossy stones, dragonflies, and fallen leaves caught in eddies portrayed in Kuo's art stem from the revamped waterway.