The minute I saw this scene, I knew I have to paint it. I want to capture that whole sombre, nostalgic feeling which tells an interesting story. This needs no descriptions nor explanations in length. I want the viewer to tell me their version of story instead.
This reference picture was taken in an iron factory museum in Nanfangao, Taiwan during my trip there early this year. It was previously an iron factory in the early 60’s. But due to technology advancement and changes of the times, the factory closed down in 2004. And now, with the effort of the owner, it was turned into the Sangang Iron Factory Museum.
From the outside, this museum looks like an ordinary old taiwanese shophouses. If we were not taken in for a tour, I would not have know that it was a museum. It was messy with all kinds of old metals and ironworks.