魯凱族Rukai / Pakidafi Rusanokan


Rukai artist, Pakidafi Rusanokan, was born in Wutai Village (Shenshan Community), Wutai Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan. Rusanokan's grandfather held a great significance for Rusanokan's artistic career that his grandfather often taught Rusanokan painting on slate stones, wood grain, and carving skills. After leaving the army, Rusanokan studied agronomy, operated a greenhouse, and worked as a civil servant in his hometown. However, his greenhouse was destroyed twice due to typhoons, and his desire for art has grown strong. Therefore, he quitted his job and decided to work as a full-time artist. Rusanokan's artworks are mainly woodcarving, stone carving, and multi-media. His artworks contain local legends and stories conveying deep emotional and cultural connections with his hometown. 

In recent years, his artworks have been archived in Shu Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, Chimei Museum, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, etc. He is now based in his Amuge Studio and is committed to promoting art education and passing down Rukai culture.

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