"Fantasy Forest" is one of the largest glass sculptures in China. It consists of 500 pieces of Venetian blown glass (75' l x 20' w x 10' h). It is creates a whimsically surreal landscape evoking a sense of wonder and delighting visitors of all ages.
"Fantasy Forest" was commissioned for the Xian International Horticultural Expo 2011 as an iconic piece for the Expo's landscape.
Designed by a Chinese American artist and fabricated in Venice, "Fantasy Forest" highlights the difficulties still present in the encounter between two cultures with strong roots (Venetian and Chinese) brought together by art. It is a statement of the power of collaboration and the overcoming of cultural differences.
Shan Shan Sheng public art preview
a short survey of Shan Shan Sheng's selected public art projects.
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