"Twenty-Four Solar Terms"- Beijing Daxing International Airport, Beijing, China

in collaboration with Shan Shan Sheng

“The Twenty-Four Solar Terms” The piece has a diameter of twenty-eight feet and weighs three tons. On every two pieces of glass, Chinese Calligraphy is used to delineate a solar term as interpreted by the artist . Nearly 50 pieces of art glass are arranged in a rising-spiral shape. The continuous curve panels mimic the sky, the universe, the river… and represent the twenty-four solar terms in time and space. The unique color changes in accordance with the essence of Chinese traditional culture flowing in the long river of history.
The artist programmed multimedia lighting based on changes in the perpetual calendar and the twenty-four solar terms. At certain solar terms, passengers at the airport can see the corresponding part of the work shining, as a slow sundial reminds people that the solar seasons are coming.

Technique: The process involves combining hand-made painting and bright brushstrokes fused to large-scale architectural glass panels, in the 800-degree kiln.

The artist programmed multimedia lighting based on changes in the perpetual calendar and the twenty-four solar terms. At certain solar terms, passengers at the airport can see the corresponding part of the work shining, as a slow sundial reminds people that the solar seasons are coming.

Technique: The process involves combining hand-made painting and bright brushstrokes fused to large-scale architectural glass panels, in the 800-degree kiln.

Artist: Shan Shan Sheng
Client: Bejing Daxing International Airport

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