Xinan Helen Ran

Tree Chuang
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Artistic Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2023
Location: Sunset Park

Tree Chuangs are textile sculptures that create multifaceted sensorial experiences throughout the urban space. Using the form of a traditional Chuang—a cylindrical textile apparatus commonly used in Buddhism—as a launching point, the soft sculptures are created collaboratively between the artist and the public, and showcase the unique personal narratives of local participants. The 2023 Tree Chuang project will service neighborhoods of Sunset Park and Bay Ridge, bringing residents outdoor workshops and community events that encourage sharing and learning across generations and cultural backgrounds.

Photo by Stefany Lazar