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Vital Ki Tree

C Rodriguez

Bronx, United States

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This was a piece done to help donate to the ‘Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.’ Any additional sales made on redbubble from this piece will go directly to benefit the ‘Japan Relief’.

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My tree for the Vital Ki project, which is part of the HopeActLove exhibition. The HopeActLove was an exhibition initiated in response to the crisis in Japan. It took me 3 days in total to finish this piece…

The vital ki project involved artists drawing a tree on a large scroll-like sheet of paper pinned to the gallery wall. Each tree drawing is a unique impression connecting the artists with one another, Japan, the earth and the energy of life. The HopeActLove exhibit was able to put together $2300 to donate to the Japan Relief Fund. I am proud to say I was a part of that. We hope to further expand the vital ki project in the future…

“Drawing the trees provided me with a sense of renewed hope for the people of Japan. As a whole this project has greatly affected me. I hope that we can really make a difference and help many people with the work we are doing. For me, it was a brilliant, surreal experience working on a project of this scale for such a beautiful cause. My best wishes to everyone and especially to the people of Japan.”

Media Used: charcoal on scroll paper 340 cm long (11 feet 2 inches)


My daughter helping me draw the tree…she is 6 years old


An article which was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun in Japan about the project…


As a laminated print…

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