"The tale of The Golden Fish was the inspiration for this piece."
"My idea for this piece aims to use the motif of water, which is so strong in this location; as well as what I feel is the intent of the place, which is being a spot of pause: where one faces the view and reflects inward; where the viewer is now, what they want.
I chose the tale of The Golden Fish as inspiration for a sculpture of a fish combined with the face of a child. The tale is a story about wishing—-wishing for what you desire, wishing for too much, being caught in a net...
The child, which is a theme I have been dealing with in my previous work, is a symbol of hidden wishes, hope for a future, innocence, and renewal. My plan is to combine the different themes in a piece that will the site's atmosphere and uses."
Multi-talented Noa Shay received her undergraduate degree in computer science before fully committing her studies to the visual arts. She has studied art at the Jerusalem Studio School in Israel; the International School of Painting and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy; and the Maryland Institute in Baltimore. Upon moving to New York, she earned her MFA in painting from Brooklyn College. Since 2005, Noa has studied sculpture at the Art Students League. Her work is represented in the Israel Museum of Art in Jerusalem, as well as several private collections.
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