sound wave

"Sound Wave" (2007) by Jean Shin
5.2 ft h x 9 ft w x 10.25 ft d

Working with cast-off objects, Jean Shin blurs the boundary between abstraction and representation. In her own words, Jean describes how her "work speaks of the optimism inherent in giving new form to life’s leftovers." Seeking "to recall an object’s past, as well as suggest its greater connection to our collective memories, desires and failures." Check out her website - her work is exquisite!

Source: NY Times article on the "Second Lives" exhibit @ the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. If you are in the area, I urge you to go.


deidre joyner said...

Love this sculpture! Thanks for sharing.

Jean Shin said...

Thank you for citing my work on your site.

I am currently collecting old trophies for a site-specific installation entitled, “Everyday Monuments” that will be part of an upcoming exhibition in Washington, DC. I invite you, your extended family and friends to participate by donating your old trophies.

Here is a direct link to more information about the project, including the donation form pdf:


The form includes information on Washington DC drop offs (due DECEMBER 13th), but if an alternative location in New York City or elsewhere is preferable, please contact me at info@jeanshin.com.

Please help me circulate this info to your community via emails, blogs, listings, etc.

I hope to have you represented in this project, and that you will be able to come see, “Everyday Monuments” as part of the solo exhibition, “Jean Shin: Common Threads” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, on view May 1 - July 26, 2009.

All my best,
Jean Shin