Taiwan Lantern Festival 2016

“The Steps Home” is a series of three lanterns commisioned by the Taoyuan City Government for the internationally renowned Taiwan Lantern Festival. The artwork depicts the Lost Army’s journey from the infamous Golden Triangle to their new home in Taiwan juancun.

The first latern depicts lost army soldiers, illustrated in Morse Code, a common communication method used by the lost army during their time in the Golden Triangle. The second lantern is comprised of over 5000 silver studs commonly used as clothing decoration by the ethnic tribes that befriended the lost army. The final triangle represents the red and white doors used in thousands of juancun homes.

The lantern’s will be on display at the Taiwan Lantern Festival from 22 Feb – 6 Mar 2016 at the Taoyuan HSR Station.