Swimming under the Trees & Autumn Leaves

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Artist: Shan Shan Sheng (http://www.shanshansheng.com/)

Date: 2004

Location: Rude Park Recreation Center

Collection: Public Art

Artwork Type: Sculpture

Material: Cold-cast glass and Stainless Steel Wire

Description: The artwork echoes the atmosphere of the recreation center and creates an interaction of shape, color and light. The contemporary sculpture medium of cold casting glass is an innovative approach to public art material. The color elements in the artwork create unique visual movements that uplift the spirit and draw on the imagination. Her work will be installed in the lobby atrium and in the pool area of the recreation center. Shan Shan Sheng, a nationally known sculptor based in California, was awarded the commission for this project in 2003. She is able to produce works that are monumental in both size and scope. Shan Shan has earned her M.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, a certificate in Art with distinction from the Mount Holyoke College, and a B.A. in Fine Arts from the Art Department of Shanghai College of Drama. She primarily creates commissioned art for private, public, and corporate collections.