Jean Shin
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Stepping Stones
(Pots and Pans), 2007

In collaboration with architect Brian Ripel

310 used metal pots, pans and lids

2 ft h x 17 ft w x 14 ft d

Installation at Fields Sculpture Park,
Art Omi International Arts Center,
Ghent, NY, 2008
Installation at Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY, 2007

 

In Stepping Stones, hundreds of inverted pots and pans create a unique topography of used cookware that spreads across the landscape.  Filled with cement and literally anchored into the ground with metal spikes, these common materials of both domestic life and commercial kitchens are transformed by being inserted into a new setting.  When placed outdoors, these incredibly durable objects are no longer subjected to the extreme heat of a stove.  Rather, through their physical interaction with nature and passersby, these metal vessels become active, acoustic surfaces.

 

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