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“Zipper Pond” by Ju Ming

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There is a very unusual museum called Juming in the suburbs of the Taiwanese capital Taipei, which exhibits interesting sculptures of wood, stone, bronze, Styrofoam, ceramic, stainless steel and other materials. The author of all these masterpieces is a world famous sculptor Ju Ming. He opened the museum with his own money.

Meaningful “Zipper Pond” by Taiwanese Sculptor

"Zipper Pond", one of the most offbeat attractions of the Juming museum in Taipei (Taiwan) designed by Ju Ming

“Zipper Pond”, one of the most offbeat attractions of the Juming museum in Taipei by Ju Ming

One of the most offbeat attractions of the museum is considered to be a small pond with water lilies, known as the “Zipper Pond”. Special attention is paid to the decoration of the pond’s edges in a form of a giant zipper made of stone. Many visitors of the museum agreed that such a creative design of the pond would impress even the most boring spectator.

The architect of this wonderful creation explained the idea behind it:

I ​​just wanted to show how vulnerable, fragile is wildlife, which faces the onslaught of civilization. Civilization can destroy in a second what nature has created for millions of years. One move can destroy ponds, forests, mountains, entire species. The task of the present generation is to protect what has remained, even if it is green islands in the concrete jungle of megacities.”

"Zipper Pond", one of the most offbeat attractions of the Juming museum in Taipei (Taiwan) designed by Ju Ming

“Zipper Pond”, one of the most offbeat attractions of the Juming museum in Taipei by Ju Ming

Thus, the designer Ju Ming not only perpetuated the zipper in stone, but with the help of his work reminded humanity of the vulnerability of nature to modern civilization. Zipper Pond in Taiwan have brought to the sculptor 18 awards for his contribution to Asian culture.

Ju Ming was born in 1938. He achieved fame in Taiwan in the 70′s, and later (in 1983) his genius was recognized in New York. He managed to develop a new technique, which he successfully used to create his sculptures.

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