Hand-Shredded Silk Flower Petals
16 ft x 40 ft
Photography by Christiana Price Washington
Temporary public project at Lenox Mall, Atlanta commissioned by Flux Projects, 3 months of material preparation, 2 weeks of installation. Hand-shredded silk flowers are carefully laid on the floor without any adhesive, replicating Hur’s mother wedding blanket. The vulnerability and ephemerality of the brightly colored lines reflect ideas of loss, cultural identity and assimilation, and memory.
Atlanta, GA / Commissioned by Flux Projects
Aaron-Lopez, Carla, “Gyun Hur’s Lenox project pushes toward true diversity in Atlanta art,” Burnaway, March 24, 2011
Juarez, Kristin, “The Fringe: On Art Workers and the Aesthetics of Labor,” Burnaway, July 7, 2011