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Seunghwui Koo
Blue Moon

2019

$18,000

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"Moon" from the famous Series "People", ceramic and acrylic on wood panel, D: 36 inches 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. "Blue Moon" is comprised of 10,000 handmade pigs. The work has many different topographical features and is visually striking. Each pig figurine measures 0.5" x 1" x 0.5". Seunghwui Koo creates her works drawing inspiration from the daily happenings and intricate moments of her life in NYC. 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. All of the pigs are made out of Terra-Cotta, while some of them are painted with acrylic. Each pig is handmade, a mold was not used because it is a meditative practice of hand-building in which I create imagery and objects in mass that speak to both our uniqueness and anonymity.

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