Socrates Sculpture Park

Myung Gyun You

Exhibition: EAF13: 2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 2013

The Lotus Land, 2013
Plastic bags, wire, lumber, steel
26' x 24' x 21'

by Myun Gyun You (EAF13)

A monumental bright and energetic piece, The Lotus Land creates a harmonious connection with both nature and human society through an unlikely material – 15,000 plastic bags. Standing thirty feet in the air with a diameter of nearly 30 feet, the form is both non-representational and seemingly boundless. The continuous fluttering of the loosely woven blue bags creates a feeling of endless space that emanates from the unseen center of the work and adds an ephemeral quality of natural energy.

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