關於「The whisper of the stones」 展覽
Lanyu used to be called Red-Head Island, or Island of Humans (Ponso no Tao) Its tropical island climate gave rise to many unique plant forms.
In 1879, the white Phalaenopsis was discovered and collected for the first time on the island. Its elegant and delicate appearance soon made it a favourite collectible among the rich and powerful in Taiwan. In 1947, it became an instant hit by winning an award at a Japanese flora expo. As a result, the Taiwanese government renamed the island Lanyu, meaning Orchid Island. Yet, with the overharvesting that was to take place in the following years, the indigenous species soon vanished from the island, leaving it with all but a name.