Dome of Light

Taiwan :: The Dome of Light

“How did you invent the imagery? The answer is simple. I invented it by pushing away everything that is unnecessary. I create an empty space and then the images find me. I don’t go find them – absolute quiet and then I just stood still and within days my place was crowded with images.” – Narcissus Quagliata

It may seem strange, but at the top of my list of things to see in Taiwan was the Formosa Blvd MRT Station. A metro station in Taipei.

This metro station is a three-level, underground station connecting the Red and the Orange lines in Taipei. It’s known for its “Dome of Light”, the largest glass work in the world, designed by Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata (good name there). It is 30 metres in diameter and covers an area of 2,180 square metres. It is made up of 4,500 glass panels. Naturally, this is another popular place for wedding photos and it was where went to “celebrate” my birthday this year *lol*

Might sound weird, but I’m into imagery, dudes… I’m a graphic designer and while type is the work of every God ever made, some good shape and colour will do just as nicely.

The Dome of Light is definitely worth seeing and since it’s located at such a nice crossroad between two popular lines of the metro it shouldn’t be hard to catch it even if you’re not going there specifically to see this work of art (but you should!)

Dome of Light

Dome of Light

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