In the hands of Taiwanese artist Yi-chun Lo, bananas and bamboo become the primary ingredients for large indoor and outdoor sculpture installations. Lo received her MFA in sculpture from Taipeiís National Taiwan University of the Arts in 2010. Since then, she has exhibited her work throughout Taiwan, and more recently, she has traveled to other countries as an artist-in-residence to produce site-specific works and expand her artistic practice. During the past three years, she has completed residencies in Japan, India, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Loís installations explore the potential of natural materials and engage with global environmental, social, and economic issues. For her indoor works, she uses the lowly banana peel, collected from friends, markets, and restaurants. Banana peels are
an unusual medium for sculpture
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Transformation, 2010. Bamboo and natural twine, view of installation at PingLing Farm, Taipei County, Taiwan.