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Celadon Landscape, 2015

Ceramic shards, mortar and ESP Foam
Dimensions variable, 2 vases:
3 ft 3 in h x 15 ft w x 9 ft 7 in d
3 ft 11 in h x 9 ft w x 9 ft 7 in d
Commissioned by Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, TX


Referencing the shape of traditional Korean “male” and “female” celadon vases, Celadon Landscape is constructed from ceramic discards collected from numerous kilns in Korea. These shards are the result of potters destroying finished ceramic vessels with any minor imperfections. The pair of colorful monumental vases recline in the Museum’s Zen garden as if they are emerging out of an endless landscape of broken ceramics. Shin views the celadon fragments as a metaphor of the Korean diaspora, vibrant artifacts of the Korean people, their history and culture that are scattered all over the world to form new identities elsewhere.

 

Jean Shin: Celadon Landscape

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