Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Jin Kim


porcelain, 2014, 18"w x 7"h x 10"d

The bowl is a significant object for the Korean culture. In it, many types of foods that reflect the Korean culture are served. The Korean song-pyun, or rice cakes, are handmade with care specifically for the Korean Thanksgiving. Using the same technique, my ceramic rice cakes are about remembering when families gather to make thousands of these rice cakes and give thanks. Each culture has specific food, objects or ceremonies that are significant in its history. The song-pyun reflect my Korean history and my identity. Placing ceramic objects in a bowl gives them significance as they are then held as precious objects. Wishing is about my wish to forever remember my Korean heritage.

Jin Kim - Wishing

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