Shinduk Kang (Korean, b.1952)
Available Ed 2/3
Kang transfigures ordinary rooms into nature’s home. Her choice to elevate flowers on a chair poses the question: are the flowers being observed or are they the ones observing? It is conceivable that the flowers are personified, positioned in a contemplative position.
Kang’s viewers are never alone when looking at her floral arrangements, as they look back at you and generate memories near and far. It could be from childhood, a past life, or a prominent time in one’s life that they become reminded of in an instant. Lilies are a sign of rebirth and purity. Their elegant, trumpet-shaped petals exudes a harmonious presence. Any difficulties or challenges are erased through the presence of these flowers. They give hope to new beginnings and purity for the future.