DNA, 2007

Shan Shan Sheng

Architectural Art Glass and Stainless Steel

Sheng created two independent, yet complementary works of art for TTUHSC. The first work, fabricated in architectural art glass, creates a cohesive composition as it stretches up four floors of the building’s north elevator lobbies. The artist layered loosely painted fields of color in blues and reds alongside a contrasting, hard-edged, ladder-like structure that recalls the DNA molecule and its protein rungs (C-G, A-T). This famed helical structure is repeated in Sheng’s second work, the three-dimensional suspension sculpture that she created for the patient reception lobbies.