Fuzu, a Story of Love


In 1997, Pu-u Akuyana resigned from an advertising firm in metropolitan Taipei, to seek a new life as she returned to her hometown Laiji Community. Putting academic training she received in the fine arts to use, Pu-u embarks on a creative journey. Pu-u pays attention to the future of Laiji Community. She consults the elders on how to fabricate useful yet beautiful household equipment, with materials accessible right where they live. She hosts a community workshop as a platform for talents in the community to be involved in making art and crafts. Their results become the presentation at the art fair held in the forest. On a more personal level, Pu-u remembers what her heart has always clung to – the deep friendship with her pet wild hog. She values wisdom of the nature she acquired from the animal, and the good times they spend together. Through art, she continues to visualize wild hogs around the wilderness to watch over the land, and people of Laiji Community.