Art Statement By Jourdain Jongwon Lee
When I was in Korea, I usually did not buy groceries by myself because I lived with my family. However, since I settled the states, I started to buy my own groceries from the markets. Two years ago, when I saw the blue crabs in the Korean grocery store, I had thought it was just beautiful. Then, I felt some shamanistic power coming from the creatures.
The outer parts of crabs, their shells, have one of the most important roles: protecting their body, as a human’s armor. Visually, shapes of the crab shells are interesting because the shape of the creature is different than other animals and fish that do not have natural armored skins.
I thought the crab shells could be considered guardians to protect lives and dreams of people. Then, I tried to represent the form of the statue by crab shells as the guardians that can protect valuable things such as human’s ideas, extinct animals, and our dreams.
I wanted to use the shells to protect great values and heal problems of the world. I believe that positive energy from the sea creatures can magically give strength to solve problems.
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(Source from Jourdain Jongwon Lee )