Artist Statement

The sculptural pieces are worn on the body in a gestural expression as a metaphor for human patterns of adaptation to difficulties in life. The idea for their appearance is derived from Bonsai trees, which are bound with wire during their growth, to create a particular configuration. These pieces constrain parts of the body in some way and impede its free movement. To further illustrate this concept, I have collaborated with professional dancers who wear these pieces while performing expressively, to support this concept. 

Sophia Jung-Am Park is one of the exhibiting artists for Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art.