The original artwork is designed by Master Lutz Haufschild, with the facilitation and collaboration of a Digital Artist, Christian Karl Janssen. The artwork is fabricated and installed by the 150-year old Derix Glasstudios in Germany. The computer controlled Lighting System was created by Arne Fiedler, a lighting designer from Germany. The Emerald Laminata is made of two magnificent Glass Sculpture Walls. The Tree of Life and Infinity, each one measures 15M wide and 3.5M high. Currently, it is the largest 3D glass sculpture in the world.
The original artwork is invented by Maestro Narcissus Quagliata. The original 5:1 watercolor measures 6M in diameter. The original Black-and-White line drawing (for leading) is 1:1 in size. The finished glass dome itself measuring 30M in diameter covers an area of 667 Square Meters; adding the 16 side illuminated columns to the Dome, the entire project has a 50M-diameter and encompasses an impressive 1960 square meters area. The Dome has used all kinds of glass and methods ever employed in the field of stained glass since antiquity, plus new methods invented by the Maestro himself assisted by a handful of highly trained professional artisans at the Derix Studio. Parts of the Dome were fabricated in the USA, Mexico, Italy, and all shipped to the 150-year Derix Glasstudios in Germany for integration and completion before shipped to Kaohsiung and installed by the superb Derix craftsmen. Just the management of the fabrication logistics was an impressive art by itself.
The original artwork designed by the WJI Team: Ron Wood and Christian Karl Janssen. The artwork is fabricated by PMI using a special printing method and laminated the printed artwork on film between two layers of safety glass. The artwork covers an area of 1000 Square Meters, displayed on a glass canopy over the tracks, on balustrades at the concourse level, and on stairways leading from the street to the paid area. The artwork resembles a floating forest, graced by hundreds of plants and insects in Southern Taiwan. The tapestry-like Artwork tells the story on “Soul of the Land and the People in Southern Taiwan”.
The ceramic mural is designed by Dr. Chu and fabricated in his own studio – the Mei-Noun-Kiln. Dr. Chu is the only local artist selected for the five special stations. The mural is measuring 12M high and 10M wide. The depicted theme is a tribute to the industrial port-city of Kaohsiung. The ceramic mural public art is combing a multiple range of arts, design, ceramic engineering, and technology. The modernized new artistic culture is an incredible work formed by those elements. The song composed by the artist for Chiao Duo is used the concept of “Heaven” to describe the beauty of “Earth and Humanity”.
The original artwork (watercolor) was done collectively by 10 SEEDS – young college students, graduates of the KRTC Public Art Seeds Program, average age 20 years old. This unique artwork is printed on 36M long and 1.2M high glass balustrade by PMI, the same fabricator for the R17 station. The artwork has encapsulated the 100-year history of the sugar plantation and the sugar industry in Southern Taiwan. It is infused with the youthful hope and promise to a future for their Homeland. The time and effort dedicated by the KRTC staff for the SEEDS displays the true meaning of Love for our children.