Wang Hua "Vigi"
Art/Life Kingston Resident
An American Red Cedar Tree
Venue：Rosekill, Kingston, NY.
Process：Planting an American Red Cedar Tree in the middle of the lake in Rosekill
Concept：A wish that the friendship between America and China will last forever
Description：Vigi started a project “Plant Partnership Plan” in 2016, in which she planted a tea tree beside the lake at Songzhuang Art Museum. The president Nixon established diplomatic relations with China in 1972, and during that time he presented a few red cedar tree as a gift to China. After 45 years, this knit a positive future in between America and China. The red cedar has a super vitality. It is the one of the tallest trees in the world and can survive for 2500 years.
Venue：Art／Life institute，, Kingston,NY
Process：Recording inner dialog for 30 days on a white fabric
Concept：To discuss humanity, self-growth, and complexity
Description：Arthur Schopenhauer once said “A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. ... Solitude will be welcomed or endured or avoided, according as a man’s personal value is large or small, -- the wretch feeling, when he is alone, the whole burden of his misery; the great intellect delighting in its greatness.” This is a way to return and discover，especially while our physical and material culture changes so quickly, creating a big problem. The complexity of humanity needs to find a way back. It is highly significant to balance this sentiment and elevate this acknowledgement.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.