Specimen of the unremembered

paper clay, sponge_37”x55”_2016


Small bits of the paper clay are arranged in a regular pattern as if they are specimens of organisms. 

The abstracted forms encompass every detail from the moment it encountered the finger till it parts from the skin, even ridges of fingerprints. The detailed forms were lively for their incomplete ephemeral moment but soon stiffened like bone debris.

<Specimen of the unremembered> translates the silencing moment that is left unnamed like the sound that cannot be contained in the scale or a vocal sound that is not recognized in utterance. This abstract nature of the forms reveals the moment of irony when we try to define something in a spoken language and to communicate with it but realize such an attempt falls short.