A great getaway out of the busy hustle and bustle and on the southwest part of Shanghai. The Sculpture Park is located in the Songjiang District. Take metro line 9 to SheShan metro stop. Hop in a Taxi for 23 RMB and your there! We went on a weekday and paid 60 RMB each. Not bad for a beautiful walk with lots of open space, green grass, a man made lake, & sculptures all over the area.
The girls and I really enjoyed the park and the displayed art. Since we decided to take the trip during the week, we felt we had the park all to ourselves. Enjoy!
Click on the first picture to start the gallery. I’ve added the sculpture name, the artist, and description of each one.
The Dragon Light Series – The Flowering by Michael Lyons UK. – The sculpture draws on Chinese mythology as its source, in particular the Dragon as a bringer of fertility. The parts of the sculpture rise into the air symbolizing the dragon’s flight.
Screen by Yasuhiko Sunagawa Japan. In Okinawa, the hometown of the artist, Yu Yue is the shrine where the goddess worships heaven, and the center of the village. With the image and form of vegetation in the scrren, the artist expresses the sense of religious belief rooted in his heart.
Endlessedge Hyphen by Paul Neagu Romania UK. A kind of space shuttle, a Tao ghost, the ghost in the machine. Many hyphens in the sculpture are the representative language of the artist.
Ships of Fools by Rob Ward UK. It is a collection of bronze sculptures desiged to look as though they are sailing, but in fact are going nowhere. They are meant to look humerous alluding to the myth of the ship of fools. In addition they are fountains, moving slightly with the flow of the water.
Seated Figures 2011 by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Poland. The artist is the most important innovator of modern fiber arts int he world. The split-off and hollow bodies without heads seated in clusters with shoulder arched posture, form a very solemn static magnetic field. It tells the story of the invincible Creator.
Mermaid by Gheorghi Filin, Italy-Bulgalia. The sailing of Asian boats observed on voyages is the subject of this work. The composition is formed by 3sails in temporal and spatial succession. As they form the body and voluptuous lips of a mermaid become apparent.
Memories by Giorgie Cpajak, Serbia. Memories materialize thoughts of Guilin, captures in a large cloud flying above a pillar. Its aim is harmony between man and nature.
Sofa, So What by Zhang Naiwen, Taiwan China. Life is a book, life is a drea, life is a course full of vicissitudes. .. one has his individual experiences and pursuit to finally reach the Faramita of life. The works express the artist’s understanding, pondering and hope of life.
The Night of Evolution by Xiao Li, China. The night of evolution conjures the artists’ feelings to form dreams, thoughts and processes concerned with the confrontation of stone.