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Tea and Tree

Submitted by Sijia Chen

Client: Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport

Location: Jieyang, China

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team


Tea and Tree is two sculptures located inside the main international terminal, and is a representation of the cultural tradition in the Jieyang region of the harvesting and daily ritual consumption of tea.


For this project, I wanted the artwork to activate and brighten the largely monochromatic terminal, and create a sense of intimacy within its cavernous interior space.


For this project, I assembled and directed a team comprised of a 3D computer modelling programmer, structural engineer, fiberglass fabricator, general contractor, and conservator, in coordination with airport and local government officials.