‘We belong here. We have a place here.’ Artist Wen-ti Tsen brings his vision to Chinatown.
Wen-ti Tsen turned 86 in January, just as he was embarking on his most ambitious project: the permanent installation of four larger-than-life bronze statues in Boston’s Chinatown.
The Cambridge artist figured it would take him 20 years to complete the work, the length of time he would need to raise the money to fund and create it. If he lived long enough to see his vision come to life, he imagined himself, feeble and infirm, carefully making final touches to his magnum opus.