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Original Study : Jagae Sculpture "Our Memories"
Original Study : Jagae Sculpture "Our Memories"
Original Study : Jagae Sculpture "Our Memories"
Original Study : Jagae Sculpture "Our Memories"
Original Study : Jagae Sculpture "Our Memories"
Original Study : Jagae Sculpture "Our Memories"
Original Study : Jagae Sculpture "Our Memories"
Original Study : Jagae Sculpture "Our Memories"
Original Study : Jagae Sculpture "Our Memories"
Original Study : Jagae Sculpture "Our Memories"

Original Study : Jagae Sculpture "Our Memories"

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First of abstract sculpture studies of Jagae series sculptures for my last show at BeinArt Gallery.

This is a set of 5 jagae "rocks" are actually made of clay and overlayed in various jagae (abalone/mother-of-pearl). They're meant to be stacked or displayed as you wish (Please see photos for details)

I was thinking of fossilized memories we carry with us through our lives - unforgettable moments, time period, people, that have become a part of us, like hard lumps that cannot be removed. Sometimes, in quiet times, we shuffle through the memories, reviewing and reliving them. This is a meditative sculpture  - adding tactility to your intangible lumps of memories.

All measurements are at widest points of curved surfaces :

1. 5.5" x 3.75" x 2" (14 cm x 9.6 cm x 5 cm) . Green abalone, clay, acrylic and varnish.

2. 4.25" x 3" x 1.8" (10.8 cm x 7.6 cm x 4.6 cm) . White mother-of-pearl, clay, acrylic and varnish.

3.  3.25" x 2.3" x 1.1" (8.3 cm x 5.8 cm x 2.8 cm) . Blue paua abalone, clay, acrylic and varnish.

4. 2.6" x 2" x 1.1" (6.6 cm x 5 cm x 2.8 cm) . White mother-of-pearl, clay, acrylic and varnish.

5. 2" x 1.6" x 1.1" (5 cm x 4 cm x 2.8 cm) . Rainbow prism abalone, clay, acrylic and varnish.

 

2021

Signed, chop-stamped on Certificate of Authenticity

Ships in a box

* Please be gentle when rearranging and stacking, and do not handle them too much.


 

Jagae (자개), also called najeon (나전), is a Korean word for abalone or mother-of-pearl shells used in pair with tranditional lacquer art called najeon chilgi (나전칠기). Jagae doesn't tarnish after millennia and has mysterious colors depending on lighting.

This is a medium and technique I've been learning and working on this past year, and offered here are some smaller studies of them, some as paintings, and others as 3-dimensional objects/sculptures.

+ Note : I'm not using traditional natural lacquer or ott (옻), as it's a hard medium to acquire from the US. I'm using acrylic paint and gel medium as alternatives.

 

 * Each piece is made of hand-cut wood panels so exact sizes and squareness may vary a bit.

 

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