Jean Shin’s recycled art
Jean Shin creates sculptures from castaway objects of everyday life such as old lottery tickets and prescription bottles.
Chemical Balance, 2005. Prescription bottles, mirror and epoxy 7 units, from 18 to 38 inches in diameter Commissioned by University Art Museum, Albany, NY.
Chance city, 2002. $32,404 worth of discarded “Scratch & Win” losing lottery tickets (no adhesive) Approximately 7 ft h x 21 ft w x 10 ft d Installation at Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009.
Key Promises, 2006. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia Computer command key caps: enter, clear, space, backspace, pause/break, control, shift, alt/option, return, home, esc, end. 46 linear feet. Installation at Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, 2007.
Removed from the keyboard and placed onto the wall, the command keys repeat such words as “control”, “pause”, “home”, “escape” and “end.”
Wooden Floor, 2002. Disposable wooden chopsticks. Dimensions variable. Installation at Ssamzie Space, Seoul Korea.
Worn Soles, 2001 Leather soles and heels. Dimensions variable Installations at Rotunda Gallery, New York. Installation at Korean Embassy, Washington D.C.