Plants such as agave and sisal., because of their sharp spines, were imported and widely planted on the Matsu Islands during the war for defensive facilities. It became a unique landscape of the Matsu. The sisal is not a native plant of Matsu islands; however, they have spent hardship experienced with soldiers after years. As time goes on, the troops withdrew from their positions, sisal still stays here. They became new immigrants from generation to generation.
The distinctive pattern on the leaves of agave and sisal is the leaf (bud) imprinting of the agave plant. The leaf margins are typically lined with sharp spines (teeth) and each leaf is usually tipped with a hard, sharp spine. The leaves are so tightly compacted in the growing tip that the teeth leave imprints on both surfaces of adjacent leaves after they unfurl, overlaying their own complex patterns over the banding.
By being around Sisial and understanding their geological formation, habitat ecology and life history, and capture the sisal by delineating the fragile with sun print paper and blueprint paper. Through these processes, we hope to get closer to Sisal. With the experience as a point of departure, the research /exhibition explores establishing relations with other members in the community of life.