Made of Buttons and Pins

Korean-born artist Ran Hwang’s Installations are made of common objects like buttons, pins, thread, and wire.

Her works are meant to bring a peace at mind which brings a symbolic sense of freedom. “My immense wall installations are extremely time consuming and repetitive manual work,” says Hwang. 


Dreaming of Joy, 2008

Up close I’m sure all those buttons can be overwhelming, but from afar they give a sense of freedom through meditation.  ”By hammering thousands of pins onto a wall, I discover significance of existence,” she adds. “Like the monks practicing Zen facing the wall, my work is a form of performance that leads to finding oneself.”


Two Love Trees, 2009


Installation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea


Invisibility is Visibility, 2004


Self-Discovery, 2005


Self-Acceptance, 2006


Buddha Camp, 2006


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