Kyungmin Sophia Son

Swan, 2021, 103 × 105 × 90 cm, Jesmonite, copper pipe, clay, cable tie, MDF, perspex, engraved stainless steel. Courtesy: the artist 

Swan (2021) presents a trajectory of one’s morphogenesis in which the path of a body transforms into its maturity through its lifetime. The work expresses its visible transfiguration while questioning the invisible tension and energy that revolves around the body when it grows, arises and morphoses through the time in its transition journey. 

An organism grows based on its genetic potentiality and the surrounding environmental conditions. The time and events matter in this process of growing that involves enduring physical infliction, emotional fluctuations and balance, which require self-regenerated energy and struggle to recover. The growing is rendered through bearing the repetitive and reciprocal events that continuously encounter the frustration and overcoming process. This relentless force and energy circulate through the interior and exterior of the body that creates and shapes one’s being.