I went to Treasure Hill Artist Village in Taipei on Monday, it’s worth noting that spaces are open after lunch, and check the website for events to make sure spaces are open, I like to just roll up and discover, just check the opening time is my usual routine, at first it seemed not much was open biut after a little perseverance I found a few interesting spaces, these are working/exhibition studios, and a great opportunity in many cases to meet the artist.
I discovered artist resident Kjohn, he makes robots and spaceships from recycled electronics, these were pretty cool and reminded me of making stuff from Lego when I was a kid. The great potential of art is to continue doing the things that we started out with, that we had a passion for doing, when we didn’t have to deal with the complexities and pressures that adult life and society can often push onto us, Kjohn’s work reminded me of my childhood creative explorations.
Flashing lights and up-cycled electronics, what a great combination.
Thanks for doing what you do Kjohn, and helping to reignite my inner child and the creative freedom that allowing him to play will bring in my life.
Thanks for reading, Sam.