Everything around us has been touched, used, cracked, broken—evidence that reveals an object’s existence and experience. Min Jae Eom creates simple surfaces and forms that, when carried on the body, slowly gather traces of the wearer. The marks that are collected through these time-based works are not simply scratches, dents, and stains; rather, they become a witness, a form of archive embodying the history and coexistence between user and object. These truly unique traces share a memory with the wearer, accumulating sentimental value and highlighting the most overlooked and intimate forms of contact. This is a self-publication of Eom's SUNY New Paltz MFA thesis work.
contemporary jewelry, Time-Based Art, Archive, Kintsugi, Mark Making, Value
SUNY New Paltz - MFA Thesis
metalsmithing, Contemporary Jewelry
United States, South Korea