The background of this painting is bright red. Red is considered an auspicious color in Chinese culture. At first glance, the squiggles appear to be highly modified calligraphy forms of Chinese characters. This reveals the influence of the dominant Han Chinese culture on Taiwan’s indigenous peoples and their contemporary art.
Jimi creates drawings and paintings on paper and canvas. However, this painting is on ceramic tile, the results of his search for new media. It can be framed and hung on a wall.
Jimi’s parents are from the Bunun and Tsou tribes. He grew up in Puli Town of Nantou County in central Taiwan, mostly among the Bunun tribe, thus considers himself more Bunun than Tsou. Puli is well known throughout Taiwan for its crystal clear waters and natural beauty. From a young age, Jimi started photographing the plant life and scenery around his home, and that has influenced his art. Jimi also likes to explore his personality and to express the results of that exploration in abstract form, creating some interesting modern art works.