Nothing Tangible, Everything Sensible: Pulsatilla Koreana that lives in a hive

 

2022 / Gelatine, latex, metal bar, acrylic corrugated sheet, acrylic, wig, wire, and Jihye’s hairs

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing Tangible, but, Everything Sensible: Grandmother Flowers that live in a hive began with Joy’s memory of this elderly woman who lived alone and greeted her with other volunteers on their regular visit to her house. While elaborating the precarity of the elderly woman in Joy’s memory with the focus on her living environments, Joy has sought to manifest the resilience of the elders as parents by borrowing the imagery of the symbolic flower, Pulsatilla Koreana (the so-called Grandmother flower), from the Korean folklore that highlights the sacrifice and unconditional love of an elderly mother for her daughters.

Nothing Tangible, Everything Sensible: Pulsatilla Koreana that lives in a hive

Shrinking gelatine, darkening latex, rusting metal, acrylic corrugated sheet, acrylic, wig, wire, and Joy’s hairs 2022

Nothing Tangible, Everything Sensible: Pulsatilla Koreana that lives in a hive at GSA MFA Degree Show 2022

Nothing Tangible, Everything Sensible: Pulsatilla Koreana that lives in a hive

Nothing Tangible, Everything Sensible: Pulsatilla Koreana that lives in a hive

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