The Friendship Pavilion - Today
West to East to Inside
- Vladimir Shapovalov - A Protecting Angel for this place of peace.
- He Zhenhai - decorative motifs of the Minority People of Guangxi County, including frogs (fertility and good fortune), totem designs, dancing men from a Huanshan rock fresco, a phoenix, and fish from the Luijiang River
- Ikuhiko Shibata - a high-rise city dancing to modern rhythms while Mount Fuji and nature remain still and peaceful amid the human bustle.
- Steven Lin - Fantasy Island, a beachscape where one can go to relax and be at peace with the water, rocks and marine wildlife.
- Marjorie Wallace - ancient and modern African patterns engraved into squares that organize into bands which wrap the column like strands of DNA, suggesting the complex makeup of her region and continent
- Philippe Pasqualini -"Imprint of Time" - Over centuries mankind passes over a place, living, dying and decomposing into the material that makes up that land, which perpetually supports continuing life.
- Interior: Eva Sperner-Zernickel - No and Yes are the fundamental opposites recognized throughout the world. Yet the truth that "all is one, one is all" transcends this logic of opposites. This is the presence of yin-yang at the hearth, which is a place of warmth, sustenance and conversation.
- Public Tiles - Some images express a diversity of culture within our own community, and others are words that bridge the space between the poles of Yes and No in human dialogue. The progression from side to side considersthe tipping point where attitudes move away from their original positions.
The Cincinnati Team was led by JBC and KM - Double Phoenix
All eight cultures who gathered to make CCF include the phoenix as a symbol of rebirth and creative energy. The two firebirds are colored red and green to relate to the polar opposites of yes and no which flank the hearth. The pearlescent sphere they orbit represents the creative energy of all life. We employed all that we learned from our visiting masters to create this work.