Rona Chang Recreation
Man-made fishing ponds dot the island of Taiwan. My father was someone who, in my memory, fished everyday and my mom cooked fish everyday. This common recreation in Taiwan was part of my childhood and I did not realize it then but fishing in man-made ponds isn’t common in other parts of the world. Other types of recreation, namely sports, was foreign to me. Sports was not something that I participated in as a spectator or as an athlete. Yet I’m constantly in awe of athletes and their arenas, especially during the Olympics. The images in Recreation are a result of being interested in the curves and architectural elements of the fields and the environment they are in. The past and potential action they contain, the light that the spaces are in, and the functionality of the design are all elements that hold my attention in these courts, fields, and bodies of water.
All images © courtesy of Rona Chang