“This large-scale fabric mural is composed of military uniforms donated from American soldiers. The deconstructed uniforms bring together a community of soldiers and veterans that have served in various wars, from WWII and Korea to Vietnam and Iraq. The different types of camouflage reflect the varied landscapes in which American troops historically have fought, such as the jungle and the desert. Pasted flat like wallpaper, the installation of camouflaged uniforms questions the notion of the US military’s visibility.”
I’m totally excited to share installation artist, Jean Shin with you guys. Shin was born in Seoul, South Korea and is now living and working in NYC. Her works are not only social commentary pieces, but are also usually interactive. Shin collects the materials for her installations from what every subjects she’s centering a specific piece around, and this fact helps contribute to the overall inclusive nature of her work.
“To create this work, thousands of empty prescription pill bottles were collected from nursing homes, pharmacies and individuals’ medicine cabinets. Like stalactites and stalagmites, the constructions hang down from above and grow upwards from the floor below. Chemical Balance speaks to our culture’s over-consumption of prescription drugs and our bodies’ dependency on these medications. The piece acts like a group portrait, mapping our society’s chemical intake. The illuminated structures radiate with an intense orange glow, suggesting that issues of health reach far beyond the physical.”
- “Chemical Balance”
- “Sound Wave”
“Records were melted and sculpted to form a cascading wave, dotted with bursts of colorful labels. The resulting structure speaks to the inevitable waves of technology that render each successive generation of recordable media obsolete. The piece also aims to physically manifest the ephemerality of music as well as one man’s musical tastes, as represented by his personal record collection.”
I would love to attend one of her exhibits one day. Each piece is so well thought out! There were so many pieces I wanted to feature, but it would’ve been too much, so please check out her site. It is beyond interesting!