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Seeing Through the Layers of Time | Murals by Amy Cheng | P.S. 58 - School of Heroes in Queens
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Seeing Through the Layers of Time | Murals by Amy Cheng | P.S. 58 - School of Heroes in Queens
Seeing Through the Layers of Time | Murals by Amy Cheng | P.S. 58 - School of Heroes in Queens
Seeing Through the Layers of Time | Murals by Amy Cheng | P.S. 58 - School of Heroes in Queens
Seeing Through the Layers of Time | Murals by Amy Cheng | P.S. 58 - School of Heroes in Queens
Seeing Through the Layers of Time | Murals by Amy Cheng | P.S. 58 - School of Heroes in Queens

Seeing Through the Layers of Time - Murals

Featured In P.S. 58 - School of Heroes, Queens, NY

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Seeing Through the Layers of Time consists of oil-painted Dibond© panels of various sizes installed in the school auditorium of P.S. 58, a pre-K to 5th grade school, in Maspeth, NY. The side panels show an image timeline of American history including scenes that depict Pre-Columbian America, the Pilgrims, American Independence, the Westward Migration, the Industrial Revolution, the Civil War, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement. At the front of the auditorium a faux-painted proscenium echoing the neighborhood architecture bracket the stage. To either side of the stage are panels depicting firefighters and emergency medical personnel on 9/11. Maspeth is the home of two fire stations including a Hazardous Material fire station. Many people who lived and worked in Maspeth died on the grounds of the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the school, which was under construction at the time, was named The School of Heroes.

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Amy Cheng
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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.