The ceramic painting "Vietnam-US Friendship" is 25m long and 1.8m high, designed by artist Nguyen Thu Thuy and implemented by Tan Hanoi Art Company.
The ceramic painting shows the majestic landscape of the world’s natural wonder of the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona along with iconic images from American tourist culture such as San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge on the west coast and the Empire State Building of New York on the east coast stand out against the background of the American flag, the Statue of Liberty in New York, and the complex of statues of the four early US presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln) carved on Mount Rushmore in the southern state of South Dakota.
On the ceramic mosaic mural, the symbols of the natural and cultural heritages of the US and Vietnam are shown and interwoven in a special way. Khue Van Cac in Temple of Literature stands out in the background of the Vietnamese national flag placed parallel to the US Capitol building in Washington DC, interwoven with the blooming lotus pond of the capital Hanoi.
At the same time, as the first university in Vietnam, the Temple of Literature is comparable to the prestigious Harvard University.
At the right rear of the ceramic mosaic mural is the magnificent view of Ha Long Bay. Thousands of mosaic tiles are put together to create the shimmering colours of the mountains covered in lush green flora being reflected on the blue water of the legendary bay.
Painter Nguyen Thu Thuy and American friends at the inauguration ceremony of the ceramic painting "Vietnam-US Friendship".
In addition to its artistic meaning, the ceramic painting contributes to the formation of a small bridge connecting greater affection and understanding while strengthening the friendship and cooperation between the two countries and two peoples.