Chen Dongfan “The Song of Dragon and Flowers”

It was a pleasure to discover Chen Dongfan’s newest work called “The Song of Dragon and Flowers,” created for the Department of Transportation’s seasonal street program that creates temporary art-filled spaces for pedestrians.

According to Chen, the portrait combines the past and the present of Doyers Street, which is located in Chinatown, New York. His vision was to capture the stories of this street. This public, powerful work is a reminder that in a time of division and global tensions, heartfelt art speaks to all cultures and tears down the walls that divide.