Under the Banyan Tree, By the Side of the Pond, Canal Over the Flowing Stream
Is A Hospitable Village
2018富岡鐵道藝術園區 Fugang Railway Art Park
Fugang which is called “Pogunggan” in olden days is located on the tableland with ponds in different shapes developed according to the topography. At the same time, from the two large systems, the Shimen Canal and Taoyuan Canal, a rich cannel system is formed. Hakka ancestors farmed here, and the farming produce was rich. After the construction of railways, all products were gathered here and therefore the trade thrived. As a result, Fugang became rich and prosperous. From the architecture of the old street, one can have a taste of the elegant charm.
Although Fugang declined due to the change in the economic transition but comparatively it returns to simple country style which is another life style yearned by metropolis people who has lost their warmth due to rapid development. “Live Leisurely; Live Happily” and Fugang, this small town preserves this kind of precious simple gem.
Now the work “Under the Banyan Tree, By the Side of the Pond, The Canal Over the Flowing Stream is a Hospitable Village” is set up on the big wall and green belt at Sec. 3 of Minfu Road. Hoping that this design which combines land art with landscape can create a belt shape art domain. There are two different sizes of chairs, 90cm and 180 cm in width and images of railroad and railway track shuttle in the rest area. Not only it can be an image of entrance when entering Fugang, it can provide a good leisure space for residents and visitors. The intersection of Sec. 3 Minfu Street and Fungxing Street is approximately the midsection of the green big wall. Therefore, the work “Under the Banyan Tree, By the Side of the Pond, The Canal Over the Flowing Stream is a Friendly Village” is based on this spot as the center and moving to the left is going to the scenic observation area and going right is going to Fugang Station which is a development link.