Wood reinterpretations by artist Cheng Tsung Feng
Cheng-Tsung Feng is a young Taiwanese artist who through his works reinterprets the traditional wood technique embodied in modern times. He only uses three materials per project and lighting is a key factor in all of them.
The “puzzle tower” located in the Yilan Park of the National Center for Traditional Arts in Taiwan emerges as a nine-meter-high pavilion. It is based on the structure of a three-axis puzzle that, by superimposing interlocking wooden slats, gives rise to a tower that gradually transforms from solid to void.
The art of the construction
The artist forces the visitor to immerse themselves in the work of art and interact with it. Along the tunnel that runs through it are twelve golden markings that the public can gently push to see the ingenious structure of the puzzle itself.
The Nesting Plan is a space for travelers on the Ita Thau pier, which thanks to its lakes and impressive mountains has become a mandatory stop for tourists. Inspired by a bird’s nest, the artist imitates its construction style, interpreting the delicate technique of the animals. Through the carpentry, he develops a bowl-shaped structure, which he materializes with plates of Japanese cedar plywood in larch, which he repeats in a circular sequence that he sews with ropes.