Description (calligraphy is from Dickinson's The Soul selects Her Own Society, My LifeClosed Twice Before Its Close and Presentiment: translation)Emily Dickinson/The soul selects her own society,/Then shuts the door;/On her divine majority/Obtrude no more./Unmoved, she notes the charot's pausingAt her low gate;/Unmoved, an emperor kneelingUpon her mat./I've known her from an ample nation/Choose one;/Then close the valves of her attentionLike stone./I never saw a Moor/My life closed twice before its close;/It yet remains to see/If immortality unveil/A third event to me,/So huge, so hopeless to conceive,/As these that twice befell./Parting is all we know of heaven,/And all we need of hell./Presentiment---is that long shadow---on the lawn---/Indicative that sun goes down---/The notice to the startled grass/That darkness---is about to pass---
Huang Xiang And William Rock, New York City Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement The Century Mountain Project - The Chinese poet and calligrapher Huang Xiang and American artist William Rock create a "visual dialogue across humanity."
The Century Mountain Project is an East / West collaboration of art between the Chinese poet 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.
The ongoing collaborative artwork between Huang Xiang and William Rock is a celebration of the vast potential in each one of us. It has no cultural, gender or race distinctions.
After a subject is discussed and selected, William Rock will paint it and Huang Xiang will add his poetry and calligraphy. They share an inherent trust of spirit which allows them to create art that unites, connects and celebrates humanity.
Mozart, Van Gogh, Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Emily Dickinson, you and I are connected. Let's all climb Century Mountain.