Century Mountain Project

This weekend, I was so excited to open an email from the co-owner of  Espai Cromàtic Gallery in Tarragona, Spain, showcasing a new (fantastic!) collaboration they’re housing.

Renowned poet Huang Xiang and artist William Rock have merged their art (poetry + painting) to create the Century Mountain Project:

A “visual dialogue across humanity,” which is an East / West collaboration of art between one of the greatest poets of 20th century China, Huang Xiang, and American artist, William Rock. Their collaborative art 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, such as Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Isadora Duncan, Gandhi, Pablo Neruda and Nietzsche.

p.s. In case you’re unfamiliar with poet Huang Xiang, he was imprisoned and tortured in China for over 12 years and put on death row twice for fighting for civil rights and freedom of speech through his poetry. He and his wife now live in New York City.

A fascinating story, indeed, with a great collaboration as a result.