Equipped with a backpack full of a few basic painting tools, Wang Yue treats tree trunks as her canvas and creates illusionary portals in the natural fixtures. Choosing to maintain the beauty of nature in her work, the visual communications major paints images of adorable animals and botanic landscapes onto the exposed wood. Wang’s intention behind her public artworks is to brighten up the foggy streets of this town, which happens to have one of the worst cases of air pollution in the world.
The tree hole paintings have been embraced by the community and approved by the local environmental protection bureau, who confirms “the paints do not harm the trees.” Wang has created over a dozen public paintings thus far and promises to continue doing so beyond her academic studies.
Check out some her Tree Hole works of art below.