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伊誕.巴瓦瓦隆

Etan Pavavalung

伊誕.巴瓦瓦隆

1963

簡介 伊誕.巴瓦瓦隆

伊誕.巴瓦瓦隆,出生於台灣屏東達瓦蘭部落的排灣族藝術世家。「伊誕」之名繼承自外祖父,是個古老的排灣語名字,意為「勇者」;「巴瓦瓦隆」是家名,指出生降臨大地的家,也是伊誕父親所繼承的家。

伊誕幼年常被雙親帶到田裡工作、採野菜和百合花,這些與大地為伍的情景,強烈烙印在他的心靈。他認為,人類離自然大地愈遠,愈會回想與尋找來自它的美麗,以及帶給人們的純真價值,這正是孕育伊誕豐富、神秘創作的思想背景。

伊誕的藝術創作極為多元,舉凡詩、散文、報導文學、繪畫、版畫、雕刻、廣告設計、裝置藝術及影像紀錄等,作品風格細膩詩意、古樸神秘、富想像力。信仰是伊誕心靈深處的導航者,接受神學教育時,對「道」的思考,改變了他的生命態度,並找到致力於族群自覺及甦醒的力量。

八0年代的野百合學運及原住民運動,是影響伊誕創作風格的重要時期,在當代還我土地的原運期間,經常出現在刊物、海報和T恤上的原民紋路及百合花圖樣,原創作者就是伊誕。他認為原住民的盼望,必須草根性地從深遠的人文藝術開啟,於是運用族人的百合花圖像與精神做為創作內涵,成為救贖與復活的新象徵。


Etan Pavavalung

Etan Pavavalung was born to a Paiwan family of art in Davalan Tribe, Pingtung. The name “Etan” was inherited from his maternal grandfather, which is an ancient name of Paiwan meaning “a brave man”. The family name “Pavavalung” refers to the earthly home he was born to, which is also the home Etan’s father inherited.

Etan was often taken by his parents to the field to work and pick vegetables and lilies when he was little. The image of being with the Nature was imprinted onto his mind. He is convinced that the farther the mankind is away from the Mother Nature, the stronger desire humans possess to recollect and retrace its beauty and the innocent value it has brought to the humanity. That is the philosophical context of Etan’s rich, mysterious creativity.

The art creations of Etan are diverse, ranging from poetry, prose, reportage, painting, print, carving, advertisement design, installation, and documentary. His artworks are delicate and poetic, full of quaintly mysterious imagination. Faith is the compass at the bottom of Etan’s heart. When Etan was receiving theological education, the contemplation of “way” changed his attitude toward life, and helped him acquire the power devoted to the awareness and awakening of his people.

The Wild Lily student movement and the indigenous movement back in the 1980s were the critical period that influenced Etan’s creative style. During the indigenous movement that appealed for the returning of the homeland in the contemporary context, the indigenous patterns and the lily emblem appearing on publications, posters, and T-shirts were created by Etan. He believed that the hope of the indigenous peoples lies in the enlightenment of humanity and arts at the grass root level. Therefore, the lily emblem and spirit of his people are utilized as the base of creation, becoming the new symbol for redemption as well as resurrection.