Public Art Project
Hehe Xiexie
May 2010, Mirror Finished Stainless Steel
Left: 600 x 420 x 380 cm, Right: 600 x 426 x 390 cm
Confucius said: Gentlemen are diverse while being harmonious. Social responsibility of Confucianism, Taoist "being serene to advance further and beyond", and the Buddhist ideals of cause and effect, they all speak harmony of thought. Heaven and man as one, harmonious society and development, harmonious cities and families bring prosperity all over the world. Hehe Xiexie is an image of two sitting pandas that harbor dreaming, righteousness with courage, perseverance, optimism, tolerance, and generosity. One is called "Hehe" the other "Xiexie", they are made of mirror-finished stainless-steel. In honor of the Shanghai World Expo, it will be erected on the north Expo Axis to serve as a permanent public sculpture near the China and Taiwan Pavilion.

As harmony grows among people as well as nations, peace will flourish in the world. Hehe Xiexie (Harmony) is the common dream of all inhabitants worldwide. As people advocate justice, pursue peace, and oppose war, a healthier environment is created on earth, making it more equal, more free and more gratifying. By establishing a new international order and the rising of great compassion, harmony can thrive in the world, with nature and in prospering times. This is our so called "grand harmony", to allow people to move completely from our big-self to our little-self and on to no-self, and then from no-self be released, always refining oneself to tolerant, harmonious, and generous new heights.