Shanlian Town is located in the south of Nanxun District, Huzhou city, which is 45 kilometers away from Huzhou city and 70 kilometers away from Hangzhou city. Shanlian enjoys the reputation of “Pen Capital”in the history because of its local products of Hu writing brush. In 1998, it was approved as “Donghai Pearl Cultural Town” and listed as the Huzhou city's cultural development tourist town
Shanlian Town is not only the places where Hu writing brush originated, but also an important town for the production and technology of Hu writing brush. We connect the area of its historical and cultural attractions in two axis : The Hu writing brush craft gallery and the historical and cultural axis.
▲研究范围示意图，Schematic diagram of research scope
The Hu writing brush is famous as “Hu Ying” and has four excellent characteristics:“Shaped”means keeping the edge of the writing brush sharp;“Round”means that the writing brush keeps ink well;“Neat”means a neat beginning of a brushstroke;“Strong”means that the writing brush has moderate toughness.In fact, Shanlian town has making writing brushes for generations, and the four characteristics of the Hu writing brush have been integrated into this town`s character:“Pointed”is a sign of persistence; “Round”is a sign of accumulating; “Neat”is a sign of meticulosity; “Strong”means that the stronger the pressure, the tougher it is.
Shape of Light
An art installation filled with light and floating in the wind. In addition to lighting the whole optical fiber by taking in light at one end of the optical fiber, we also use Light control program to create projection animation effect on the optical fiber curtain to enrich the night lighting experience.
▲从一号码头看向“光之尖”,a view from Pier One to Shape of Light
▲从对岸看向“光之尖”,a view from the opposite bank to Shape of Light
▲“光之尖”光纤细节 fiber optic`s details of Shape of Light
▲“光之尖”夜景 night view of Shape of Light
▲“光之尖”平面图 the plan of Shape of Light
▲“光之尖”立面图 the elevation of Shape of Light
Neat of shadow
Using silhouettes to create a growing freehand brushwork. By means of light and curtain, the plant community is transformed into a traditional Chinese painting scene. The installation combines the effects of day and night, reflecting the theme of the river in the painting.
▲“影之齐”一角 a corner of Neat of Shadow
▲ “影之齐”夜景 night view of Neat of Shadow
▲“影之齐”平面图,the plan of Neat of Shadow
▲“影之齐”展开立面图, the expanded elevation of Neat of Shadow
Round of Water
A calligraphy practice park with strong participation and three-dimensional water ring in series. The Hu writing brush originated from Shanlian and has a long history of development. This scheme makes the ink stone headwaters symbolize Shanlian, each stones symbolize the cities which the Hu write brush has approached. Connecting them with a flume, the water trickles down, illustrating the history of the origin of the Hu write brush in the form of a landscape.
▲“水之圆”平面 the plan of Round of Water
▲“水之圆”人视角 human`s view of Round of View
▲“水之圆”细节 details of Round of Water
Abandoned writing brush garden
The quiet and thought-provoking Retreat Brush Mound shows the vigorous artistic vitality and personality toughness of Zhiyong monk . The characteristic plant of Abandoned writing brush garden's horntail: horntail shape is like a write brush, evergreen and adaptable, the visual effect of slice planting is good, after pruning, it can also produce medicinal economic value.
▲“退笔园”平面 the plan of Abandoned Writing Brush Garden
Abandoned writing brush garden is organized in the form of a brushstroke, which adopts the form of Zhiyong's cursive script "Yong", and the last point becomes the symbol of Zhiyong. In other parts of "Yong", we carved Zhiyong's "True Grass thousand Characters" on the ground, forming a calligraphy strip to guide the flow of people.
▲“退笔园”,Abandoned Writing Brush Garden
▲ “退笔园”夜景,night view of Abandoned Writing Brush Garden
▲退笔纪念石，隐喻智永和尚,abandoned writing brush memorial stone, metaphor Zhiyong monk
Penholder sculpture, hanging historical famous write brush as a magnifying sculpture. The most famous in the Hu write brush are "Yulanrui" "Lantingsan" "You Jun calligraphy" "Cui Heng Chun" and so on. The simpler the stroke and the stronger the spirit, the less the scene and the more the meaning. In the landscape improvement project of Shanlian Hubi Town, we started from the write brush and went deep into the brushwork, integrating the excellent characteristics of the Hu wirting brush`s sharped, round, neat and strong into the temperament of the town through the expression of landscape design. By drawing inspiration from the words combination, the radicals are turned into scenic pieces such as seats, flower pools and eaves, which not only meet the aesthetic interest and functional needs, but also enhance the cultural heritage of the whole town and carry forward the characteristics of the town's Hu writing brush.
▲千字文铺装细节,The mat formation`s details
▲ 吸取当地文化的农具小品展示景墙,Assimilate the local culture of farm tools sketch display wall
▲ 万安桥与“宀”,Wan an Bridge and“宀”