Artist: Suikang Zhao
Material: Forged steel
Location: Celetano School. 400 Canner Street.
Inserted into a lattice work of thin ribs of steel, artist Suikang Zhao presented the new Celentano School with a site specific project that is aesthetically pleasing, and incorporates traditional themes of learning through writing. Words chosen by school faculty were translated into thirty different languages and "weaved" into the dome and spaces between the lattice work of steel. Inserted into the work are also small pieces of glass which combined with flat gold of text create an enlightened atmosphere when bathed in light.
Zhao, born and raised in Shanghai, lives and works in New York City. He was assisted on this project by Pansum Cheng, Jillian Leedy, Matt Likens, Roman Sharf, Namie Taniguchi and Mei Tung.
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