On the Fence - CODAworx

On the Fence

Submitted by Michiel VanderSommen

Client: Greensboro Beautiful

Location: Greensboro, NC, United States

Completion date: 1998

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team

Public Art Agent

Greensboro Beautiful



Michiel VanderSommen


Over-life size resin on wood sculpture of 2 teenagers contemplating “Life”.


Originally this sculpture was cast in resin. Later, the new owner of the park, Stanley Tanger (Tanger outlet Malls) wanted the sculpture cast in bronze.


The city of Charlottesville had a sculpture proposal for an appropriate sculpture for their Juvenile Courthouse. I created a small model for the presentation, but was too late. The maquette had been sitting on my shelve for 10-15 years until Dr. Chandler, of the Bicententennial Gardens in Greensboro NC noticed it and commissioned me to make it life size for the park.