A Replication of My Mother's Wedding Blanket

2009 / Hand-Shredded Silk Flowers
2 ft x 5 ft

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While collecting discarded cemetery silk flowers, Hur realizes that her collection of silk flowers matches the colors of her mother's wedding blanket. Flower petals are hand-shredded like cremation ashes, as an act of mourning and deconstructing. This very first exact replication of Hur's mother's wedding blanket explores the artist's desire to reconnect to where she comes from and the memories that reside within that place. Influenced by Wolfgang Laib's flower pollen, Yoko Ono's Cut Piece, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres' candy spills, the artist investigates vulnerability of the memories and loss of the past in an enduring process of deconstructing flower petals.

ACA Gallery, Atlanta, GA