A stainless steel sculpture of Yoga pose hangs in balance dynamically. It responds to slight air movement and swings intermittently. The balancing act between wind and gravity gravitates to its tipping point where motion and stillness interchange. The Yoga pose displays a state of impermanence, an essential doctrine of Buddhism.
Channel Islands National Park commissioned local artist BiJian Fan to create artistic interpretation of islands wildlife. The Baja California tree frog is found on Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and Catalina islands, it is the only native frog known to inhabit the Channel Islands. The frog sculpture will be installed at the Park’s visitor center to engage public in preserving wildlife habitat.
Origami Math Genius (OMG) is a curriculum integrating origami art and math in K-12 education. It is to turn every kid into an OMG. OMG class is taught at 2015 Rio Summer Science Academy in Oxnard, California. The hands-on origami art helps students visualizing math concepts and building math foundation.
Scientific studies showed that learning math through origami art has significant effect on spatial visualization, geometric reasoning, and mathematical achievement. More information on OMG can be found at http://www.bijian.com/omg.html
Channel Islands National Park commissioned local artist BiJian Fan to create artistic interpretation of islands wildlife. Bald eagle was eliminated in the Park in the 1950‘s due to pesticides and human persecution, it was reintroduced in the park in 2002. The kinetic sculpture of bald eagle will be installed at the Park’s visitor center to engage public in preserving wildlife habitat.