Jean Shin the Alchemist: Turning Waste into Art

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Jean Shin, Home Base, 2022. Installation at Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO. Photo Credit ProPhotoSTL. Courtesy of the artist and Laumeier Sculpture Park.

With her public sculptures, Jean Shin makes powerful statements about the climate crisis out of discarded and obsolete materials. She often engages communities in her materials sourcing, mixing social practice into her public sculpture practice to create platforms for discussion. Ingenious and esthetically considered, her works show novel ways to engage with the climate crisis.

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