Created and Sold by Amy Cheng

Amy Cheng
Murals by Amy Cheng at Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville - Celestial Playground
Image credit: Laird Vue, Amy Cheng, Steve Miotto

Celestial Playground - Murals

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Another beautiful creation by Amy Cheng is the Celestial Playground, an 8-ft by 32-ft tripartite mosaic mural at the Jacksonville Airport. Celestial Playground treats the restroom entry and water fountain walls as a continuous space. The design flows from one frame to the next, and from a distance, creates an illusion of deep space. The murals visually reference the sky, the heavens, and the cosmos. They impart a sense of lightness, a feeling of joy to every viewer.

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Amy Cheng
Meet the Creator
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.