Porcelain on wood panel
Dimensions: 91.4cm (H) x 91.4cm (W) x 12.7cm (D) / 36" (H) x 36" (W) x 5" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
In Korean culture, the moon is a beacon of hope and wish.
Blue Moon is a very rare moon. It is very difficult for people to achieve their wishes and goals, like seeing a blue moon.
There is a phrase, "once in a blue moon", which underlines this. In the process, many people can become tired, struggle, and live a hard life.
I hope that the journey will be a peaceful and happy process.
I hope that the process of fulfilling ones's wish is peaceful and joyful. And, I want everyone to make a wish and achieve it, as easily as everyone can see the moon.
I aim to provide solace to those that need it from their tiring and difficult lives through my works. I hope my works can brighten and instill joy to my audience.
The work has many different topographical features and is visually striking.
"Blue Moon" is comprised of about 8,000 handmade pigs. Each pig figurine measures 0.5" x 1" x 0.5".
All of the pigs are made out of porcelain.
Each pig is handmade. A mold was not used because the creation of each piggy is a meditative practice for me.
I create imagery and objects that speak to both our uniqueness and anonymity.
I created this work with a focus on exploring elements of our natural surrounding environment.
The frame is ready to hang on a wall. Aluminum bar hanger on the back.
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Hometown: South Korea
Based in: New York, U.S.A
Seunghwui Koo creates her works by drawing inspiration from the daily happenings and intricate moments of her life in New York City. Her work is a commentary on the lives of New Yorkers as she has witnessed. She was born in South Korea, where she first had the idea of combining the pig’s head and human body. The significance of the pig’s head lies in the different symbolic meanings from the Eastern and Western cultures. Good fortune (Eastern) and greed (Western), two very different connotations of the pig, are themes that are a part of her works. She uses resin, acrylic, plaster, clay, and mixed media to create her works.
Koo has shown her sculptural works in a number of exhibitions including Monmouth Museum, NJ, Belskie Museum of Art & Science, NJ, Newark Museum, NJ, Azarian McCullough Art Gallery, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY, Main Line Art Center, PA and Kunsten Festival Watou 2017, 37th Edition, Belgium among others.
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