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Creating arts from missiles
      Chou Lian-Si, male, born in 1933 in Hengshan County, Hunan Province. He joined in the army after graduation from the junior high school, and was admitted to Machinery Department and research institute of Air Force Machinery College, National Cheng Gung University, Research Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, New York University. He was devoted to 30-years long missile engine research in Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, and acted as an associate professor, researchers, team leader and chief engineer as well as a chief designer of Xiongfeng Missile Propulsion System Program.
       After he was retired from Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, he spent one year learning sketch and watercolor painting, and was finally admitted to Sculpture Department of Taiwan Arts University. As an aged student, he studied intensively 3D sculpture for four years; his works “A shy black woman” was awarded Golden Sculpture Medal of stone sculpture team.
      In particular, he was the first one in the world to turn the wastes of missile components into artwork, e.g. “All Saints' Candler” and “Circus”. His representative work “A shy black woman”, carved by black granite, reflects the softness of female body and stouthearted character.
      As a sculptor, he realized his mother’s expectation, and erected a stone sculpture statue of his mother in front of her tomb. He said: mother’s love is the greatest love in the world, and his mother is her permanent motive. He also strives for pursuit of arts master’s degree.