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Big Skies | Murals by Amy Cheng | Downtown Odessa in Odessa
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Big Skies | Murals by Amy Cheng | Downtown Odessa in Odessa
Big Skies | Murals by Amy Cheng | Downtown Odessa in Odessa
Big Skies | Murals by Amy Cheng | Downtown Odessa in Odessa
Big Skies | Murals by Amy Cheng | Downtown Odessa in Odessa
Big Skies | Murals by Amy Cheng | Downtown Odessa in Odessa

Big Skies - Murals

Featured In Downtown Odessa, Odessa, TX

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Big Skies consists of four printed vinyl-covered traffic boxes. The images are an imaginative visual metaphor for life in Odessa: the big sky, the flatness of the land, the dryness, oil rigs, nature, and the self-reliance of its people. Odessa’s geographical isolation and limited population makes it hard for arts, culture, and commerce to easily thrive. People are thrown on their own resources and much of life is lived internally. Big Skies uses the visual language of layers, transparency, movement, space, spatial illusion, imagery, abstraction, repetition, and geometry to refer poetically, referentially, to the life we live in our bodies, in our hearts, within our brains, and in our souls. It propounds the notion that life – like an iceberg – exists mostly under the surface.

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Amy Cheng
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Wescover creator since 2017
Amy Cheng has a dual career as a studio painter and a designer of public art. She is known for her sumptuous, intricate, ornamented and richly referential paintings. Her work fuses pictorial language from three different visual languages and traditions - Eastern, Middle Eastern and Western. Her public art commissions are recognized for being joyful, colorful, lively and elegant. Some of her work is abstract but referential, and some include images in the form of line drawings, silhouettes, and photographic renderings.

She was born in Taiwan, and grew up in Brazil, Oklahoma, and Texas. She has a BFA in Painting from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College, City University of New York. She lives in New York’s Mid Hudson Valley and is a Professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz.