Foon Sham’s 15 foot tall sculpture twists upward to resemble a faceted tower inspired in part by Sham’s exposure to Southwestern architecture. By stacking and interlocking segments of cherry, walnut, and maple, Sham creates an intricate, three-dimensional composite sculpture. While joinery began as a practical construction elements, in the late ’90s Sham began enjoying the joinery’s compositional and aesthetic possibilities. Sham created several acrylic and pastel drawings to develop his ideas for this commission. Writ No. 1 was selected and transformed into this monumental sculpture, which was installed in Bennett Park’s publicly accessible Art Atrium in 2007.
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