Last year a rail accident in Yilan injured over 100 people and killed 18. One of those killed in the tragedy was Lin Ssu-jung, an artist and art teacher who was beloved in her Hualien community. This year, students and faculty of a Hualien junior high school got together to carry on her legacy, in a project led by a borough warden. Working carefully stroke by stroke, they applied a bright new coat of paint to one of the late artist’s most beautiful works. They hope that with a fresh coat of paint, her legacy can live on for more generations to come.
On this painted wall by a post office in Lower Meilun, the colors look a bit blotchy. For the residents of this Hualien neighborhood, this imperfectly perfect wall brings up many memories. [FULL STORY]