The way women are regarded and treated in Ami culture is quite special, and can be comparable to women's rights in modern European feminism. Traditional Ami tribes are female dominant, with family hierarchy and inheritance centered around the women. Men are married into the woman's family in contrast to the opposite in other tribes, and Ami women have the absolute right to choose their future. Don't you think that is cool? The eyes and pose of the subject in this piece represent the status and power of women in Ami society. The gold plates represent the sun.
Yosifu was born in the village of Matailing, Taiwan and belongs to the Amis tribe of indigenous people found in the east of the island. He now lives and works main in Edinburgh in Scotland, and has exhibited successfully in both Europe and Asia. He is one of only a very few artists promoting Taiwan indigenous culture in Europe. Yosifu's varied creative talents encompass music, photography and painting. His bright vibrant style has its roots in indigenous and naive forms of artwork and is a fusion of Western and Asian styles and techniques. His work has become popular internationally, and is currently held by private collectors from Scotland, England, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Sweden.
圖心尺寸：17.5 x 22.8 cm
含框外徑：39.5 x 30 cm