An East /West collaboration of art. Western portraiture with Chinese poetry and calligraphy.
The world renowned Chinese poet and calligrapher Huang Xiang and noted American artist William Rock create a "visual dialogue across humanity."
The book includes portraits of Gandhi, Isadora Duncan, Edgar Allan Poe,
Van Gogh, Aung San Suu Kyi , Einstein and dozens of others.
Their collaborative art called the Century Mountain Project honors the greatness in us as human beings.that has made itself evident throughout the centuries in the form of outstanding creators, thinkers, discoverers, leaders -- essentially people who stood out like mountains throughout the centuries.
The ongoing collaborative artwork between Huang Xiang and William Rock combines Chinese poetry and calligraphy with Western portraiture and is a celebration of the vast potential in each one of us. It has no cultural, gender or race distinctions.
"This type of arts collaboration is rare...these paintings have a lot of life and energy."
-Dr. Stanely Murashige
Art Institute of Chicago
Specialist in Contemporary Chinese Art