The design intention of this sculpture is to mimic a prototype greenhouse built in Nangqian County, Qinghai, by an international volunteer program, as a tribute to that journey and the school. From August to November 2018, I voluntarily participated in a charity project, working with meteorological engineer Wiriar Rattanansuwan and local school founder Tsangsar Kunga. The initial goal of the project was to construct a greenhouse capable of withstanding harsh winter conditions at an altitude of approximately 3,700 meters in Nangqian County, Qinghai Province. The greenhouse aimed to provide year-round vegetable supply for orphans under the care of the Zaxigelan School, located at coordinates 32°31'45.2"N 96°03'05.2"E.
Additionally, our objective was to forge connections between charity, art, and science through the exploration of interdisciplinary production systems. Consequently, constructing the greenhouse with solar panels dyed using locally sourced plant dyes imparts educational and community development significance. The three windows are adorned with dyes derived from black beans, shulang yam, and black wolfberry from the Qinghai region. The carbon electrodes of the cells are crafted from graphene, taking the form of Tsansar Kunga's three calligraphic characters. These Tibetan calligraphic characters, designed by Tsansar Kunga, patternize the carbon electrode of the solar window. From left to right, they symbolize sound, life expectancy, and magnetic field direction. This project received support from the Taiwan Crafts Research and Development Center.