Cheonggyecheon stream, Seoul outh korea

Background history

The sculpture spring was made by Claes Oldenburg. It was commissioned by the Seoul foundation of arts. The sculpture was installed in 2006.

Artists statement

It's the transformation of a small "turret" sea-shell she had selected for its beautiful form and symmetrical proportions. The shell is set vertically on its wider end, and visualized as a rounded, colorful ribbon spiraling upwards and pulled apart to form a conical, open structure.

I think the sculpture is very unique. I like the way the colors mesh.

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McKenna Scott