Inspired by the number, “three”, Linear Flora combines the geometric elements created by Ray Teng Pai and the bougainvillea, the flower of Pingtung County. Apart from the three bougainvillea petals seen from below the artwork, variations of three and the multiples of three could be spotted in different aspects.
“Three” is a meaningful concept in religion, philosophy and applied mechanics. In contrast to the binary opposition that number two symbolizes, three adds another dimension to our thinking. It represents the balance between one’s body, mind and soul, the understanding between you, me and him/her and the possibilities of the present, the past and the future.
The unique shape and the structure of this piece as well as the various changes in brightness corner on the Dapeng Bay. Ray Teng Pai deliberately raises the work up to three meters high, allowing the visitors to walk underneath it as they could view it from the most perfect angle, feeling the philosophy of three.