‘Being’ at the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Posted: October 26, 2014 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions
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Being by Mee Sun Kim Park‘Being ‘ by Mee-Sun Kim Park at the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Southern ice porcelain, porcelain slip, red stain, gold luster
30 x 40 x 25 cm
detail below
Being-detail by Mee-Sun Kim ParkArtist’s Statement : “The relationship between nature and humans, especially the Buddhist view of the world ‘samsara’ which means journeying-cycles of birth, death and rebirth is the main concept behind this work. My body is a connecter between my-self and the world and is an extended part of nature. It is a pity that we see such man made destructions of the eco-system more and more these days, even though we know very well that the destruction of nature means the destruction of ourselves.The paradox of samsara has contradicting sides: the loss of old and the gain of new, the ruins of destruction and the beauty of creation, the pessimistic end and the optimistic beginning as one body. It is expressed as one unit in this project. In my technical process, by utilising direct slip dipping with debris from nature, body castings and gestural slip throwing, I experiment with my intuitive senses other than vision and the cellular memory of my hands.”
(photos by Old Man Crow with his iPhone)
So many of the artists working for this year’s show spoke about loss and the fragility of existence
in a deeply humble & yet hopeful way
you can see more here

Comments
  1. it seems everything is out of balance…has the ever been true balance in the world? don’t think so ….actually it’s cosmic ……we have to work to get balance and the stars can be seen because of the darkness, the water flows because there is high and low….scaring and reassuring in one

    have lots of fun in your nag hammadi workshop and wow you know…..in love again

  2. grace says:

    yes to her. and yes to how it all will Go. Self Correction, the Whole…
    love,

  3. Carol says:

    Amazing! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this, Mo!

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