Convergence

Submitted by Shan Shan Sheng

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Client: Equity Trust Company

Location: West Lake, Cleveland, OH, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $350,000

Project Team

Artist

Shan Shan Sheng

East West Fine Art Studio

Installation

Jim Fantozzi

Infinity Construction Company

Fabrication

Jan Peters

Peters Glass Studio, Germany

Structure Engineer

Soon-Min Kwon

Miyamoto International, INC

Architect

Dave Robar

Vacon Design Cleveland, OH

Overview

Convergence is a monumental sculpture created to emulate organic forms. The artwork is intended to be an epicenter for generative dialogue and innovation, where grand ideas and technical mastery, converge. The artwork transforms the space into a multicolored celebration of what innovation represents, a lasting ideal that acts as a bridge between the past, present, and future. With a diameter of 24 feet and standing at 28 feet high, Convergence is an instant icon recognizable from a distance.

Goals

Convergence is a sculpture series of Herculean size, created with the intent to inspire and motivate innovation.

Additional Information

The sculpture is constructed using Architectural Art Glass. Architectural Art Glass is laminated/tempered glass, which meets the safety codes required for the skyscraper glass curtain wall. The colors of each panel are hand painting and permanently bonded by fire in temperature 600-800 degree and the sculpture can withstand hurricane and earthquakes of magnitude 8.