Story Of Two Suns is a visual communication design work of a constructed language based on visual forms to narrate a story. The symbols are created logically by their figure and divided into nouns and verbs. This work is unique because it demonstrates the diverse use of media and techniques, such as wood, laser-cutting, and fabric. The use of wood represents the tribe's location, and the use of laser-cut means the drought and burn caused by the suns. Also, Bunun is famous for its textile and weave, which the dictionary to decode the message is printed on fabric.
STORY OF TWO SUNS

(Story of ”Retrospection of the Sun" from Taiwanese indigenous tribe - Bunun.)


Puzzle 8in x 8in x 1.5in
Box 8.375in x 8.125in x 1.7in
Fabric 8in x 41in


#Visual language
#Laser cutting


2020





THE WOOD PUZZLE

Every piece has its own matching piece which there would be only one way to finish the puzzle.



Puzzle
Wood
Laser cut
Layers
The Box
Mechanism

- Invites participants to figure out the story.
- Indicates the Bunun tribe is located in the mountain.
- Responds to the impact by the blazing suns.
- Passes the story down generation to generation. 
- Emphasizes the fact of keeping the story intactly.

- Pieces the puzzle together more easily.



DICTIONARY

The burnt texture is correspond to the scorching sun.








THE STORY (Decode) 


According to legend, the ancient time of Bunun, there were two suns in the sky, and they shined on the earth all day. People were living miserably, so the Bunun people decided to kill one of the suns. However, Bunun people could not kill both suns because they needed the sun to provide energy to the plants and crops. Due to this conflict, the sun and the Bunun people had a deal that one of the suns would turn into the moon and they would repeatedly rotate while the Bunun people need to perform rituals to them. Eventually, it becomes the legendary of the agreement between with the moon and the Bunun people.