Virgil Wong

Virgil Wong

 "Medicine helps us live longer lives. But art is about why we live." – Shan-yi Lu Wong

My mother said these words to me while fighting brain cancer. I had momentarily expressed regret at not pursuing an education in medicine, which could have perhaps helped her at that moment, in favor of becoming an artist. "Always be as proud of being an artist,” she said, “as you would a doctor."