"Incomplete Metamorphosis"

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2007
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This pair of sculptures gets its title from the scientific term describing a particular type of insect life cycle. But instead of an anatomy lesson, the sculptures are intended to reveal the imaginative power of the insect world: “Not only are they [insects] flightless, but they stand motionless, while their skeletal design requires viewers’ vivid imagination to complete.”

One sculpture depicts a dragonfly and the other a firefly. Hsu took inspiration from her own childhood, and expressed the hope that “many children will be able to share the joy and amazement I found with dragonflies as a youngster.”

Commissioned By
San Francisco Arts Commission
Location

At either side of Argonne Playground, marking the entrances on 18th and 19th Aves between Anza Street and Geary Blvd

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