Korean artist Do Ho Suh’s latest creations is grand in both size and imagination. The silk art installation uses the fine fabric to recreate the artist’s homes at a 1:1 scale, one within another. The smaller home is his the traditional Korean residence in which he grew up. It is suspended in the air within in a replica of the first apartment building he lived at in the United States, which was in Providence, Rhode Island and done in a modern architectural style.
A major theme of the silk installation is a commentary on the dramatic spatial change Suh noticed when he came to the United States to study. The significant distance from Seoul made him feel both uncomfortable and unfamiliar with his surroundings. He greatly wished that he could have just folded up his home and brought it with him, as if it were a piece of clothing which could envelop and blanket his skin. View more of Suh’ installation by visiting MMCA.