Within the season of Lent we may open ourselves in new ways to the quiet mystery of Jesus’ own time in the desert as he prepared to begin his public ministry.
Artist Soo Sunny Park’s 2013 shimmering installation Unwoven Light explores the ephemeral qualities of light and how light affects our perceptions of architectural space. Comprised of thirty-seven sections of chain-link fence embedded with translucent sections of Plexiglas, the structure of chain-link fencing is similar to the grid of fibers arranged horizontally and vertically on a weaving loom. Park, however uses the grid structure as a means to “unweave.”
“Like a net, the sculpture is a filter that is meant to capture the light that is already there and force it to reveal itself.” —Soo Sunny Park
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”—Mother Teresa
Born in Seoul, Korea, Soo Sunny Park moved to the U.S. at the age of eleven and grew up in Marietta, GA and Orlando, FL. Park received her BFA. in painting and sculpture from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and a MFA. in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has exhibited internationally.
Park lives in Hanover, New Hampshire and teaches at Dartmouth College.
To view a video of her 2013 installation Unwoven Light at Rice University’s Rice Gallery see https://vimeo.com/66687430