This creative wall and gate design by Jasmine Mingjie Weng for the Chimney Heights Park washroom celebrates people of different cultural backgrounds enjoying nature.

Harrmony by Jasmine Mingjie Weng

Artist: Jasmine Mingjie Weng
Location: Chimney Heights Park (14677 74 Avenue)
Category: Civic collection
Year Installed: TBC

About Harmony

“Harmony” by Jasmine Mingjie Weng uses a functional gate and wall panel on the Chimney Heights Park washroom to depict a family and people from different cultural backgrounds, all enjoying the sunshine and freedom in a culturally inclusive environment. Presented in a bright orange, Weng hopes the bold and eye-catching colour will represent for the community “joy, enthusiasm, happiness, and enjoyment.”

While titled as a set, the two pieces have very different design features. The wall panel, depicting a crowd of people, uses the park’s grass and plants as inspiration for the characters’ design. Weng writes, “I remember seeing people from different backgrounds participating in festivals held in the parks in Surrey, and the large crowd seemed as numerous as the grass gathered in the park as they cheered and celebrated their festivities.” In contrast, the figures in the gate panel have curved lines to represent a harmonious, well-rounded, and relaxed atmosphere. Weng hopes that people will feel “positive and bright” when they see the artwork.

About the Artist

Jasmine Mingjie Weng is a fourth year Communication Design student at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She immigrated to Surrey in 2015 from Chongqing, China and now lives in Burnaby. Weng is passionate about creating simple, attractive, and original designs. Her time in Surrey was important to her. She says, “In that period of time, I deeply felt the harmony between people from different cultures and received kindness from our neighbours, which encouraged us to be courageous to face and overcome the challenges of our new life in Canada.”