12” x 13.5” x 7”
“Eastern Taoist philosophy and the principles of yin and yang is infused in my work. My technique of hand-building with tiny pellets of clay springs from a basic principle that from many can become one. Each bit of clay holds the mundane, my fingerprints, but also the sublime, my mood. Each shows the progress of my work on its journey toward completion. I purposely shape each pellet to symbolize grains of rice, a staple in my native Korean culture. As a child, I often heard, “Don’t waste a single grain of rice, for it is just like wasting a farmer’s hard work and devotion.” A single grain of rice can often be ignored, just as with the negative space around a positive shape. The yin of each pellet of clay draws forth the yang of the final, positive form. Both are necessary.” – Sooyeon Kim, Johns Creek, GA
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