Jean Shin, Celadon Landscape

Exhibition open from Sat May 16 2015 to Thu Dec 31 2015

Jean Shin’s new monumental site-specific sculpture for The Crow Collection of Asian Art Sculpture Garden references the shape of a Korean celadon vase, constructed from ceramic discards collected from numerous kilns in South Korea. These shards are the result of potters destroying finished ceramic vessels with any minor imperfections. As an immigrant from Seoul who was raised in America, 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.