‘S(h)ell ’extents my work theme to polar emotions. In particular, I attempt to create an object, which has dual characteristics of both protection and insecurity. ‘S(h)ell’ is an abstract visualization of a fortress, which keeps its security by containing precariousness sealed inside, confined. Ironically, protection is meaningless without insecurity, vice versa.
‘S(h)ell’ attempts to show that an opposite feeling may be easily aroused from a same object. A combination of two polar characteristics, however, does not have to lead to an irony or a contrast, but rather a new image of an entity that is dynamic, thus illusionary. Underlying irony and illusiveness of ‘S(h)ell’ is introduced by constructing it’s image in repeating patterns with plastic cable ties.
(e)merge art fair
Capitol Skyline Hotel 1st Floor, Washington, D.C.
Preview: Oct 2nd, 2014
Oct 2nd - 5th, 2014
Dimension: s(h)ell 1: 48 in (L) x 44 in (W) x 30 in (H)
s(h)ell 2: 45 in (L) x 35 in (W) x 24 in (H)
s(h)ell 3: 30 in (L) x 19 in (W) x 15 in (H)
s(h)ell 4: 30 in (L) x 18 in (W) x 17 in (H)
Medium: Cable Ties