“The Dong Hwa Plaza Poetry Trilogy” uses the local natural textures, resources, materials, and culture of Hualien to resonate with the school’s founding spirit of “democracy, liberty, creativity, and excellence”. This creates the new imagery for the future of New Dong Hwa to become an environmental art which is unique to National Dong Hwa University.
Part One, “Winding Mountain and Sea”creates a landscape pathway with “Blue Water Vein” mosaic art. Accompanied by the peaceful “Cloud Stones” dotting the landscape, Hualien’s wind, ocean, sky, tide, and the texture of mountain ranges are combined to depict the journey of a seed drifting along the rushing, winding waters.
Part Two, “Sunrise at Dong Hwa" symbolizes National Dong Hwa University as a light in the east, with dazzling brilliance and immense energy. This new momentum is shaped like a live, beating heart.
Part Three, “Resonance of Freedom” is the primary landmark art piece of Dong Hwa Plaza. Drawing from the symbolism in the Ode to Dong Hwa,“Freedom is an eagle soaring above the plains; Democracy is the song of all the birds together”. This piece symbolizes the spirit of liberty in Dong Hwa Plaza.