Mow The Lawn: Path

Jina Seo


Springfield, MO, United States

4" x 5" x 3"

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My practice contextualizes the primitive energy that is submerged beneath the layers of mundane objects that have close relationship with the body. Even when the body is removed, the material uncovers the hidden intimate power of human body.
The newest series, Mow The Lawn, is my interpretation of human body as landscape using green shower cloth that’s commonly used in South Korea. The artificial lime green cloth is used in almost every household and is a symbolic object representing the public bath culture and people’s desire to be “clean.” By transforming anatomical forms into landscapes, I explore the relationship between the body and mind.

Jina Seo (b. South Korea) is Assistant Professor in Metal + Jewelry at Missouri State University. She received her MFA in Metal at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her BFA in Metalwork and Jewelry Design at Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea.

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