“Lotus Flower” by Hyojin Jang, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Pilwon Hur

  • ©, Hyojin Jang, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, and Pilwon Hur, Lotus Flower

Artist Statement:

    “Lotus Flower” is an installation art piece. First, each leaf of the lotus flower was made of ribbons that are twinkling and transparent. As needed, I included ribbons with wires, ribbons with laces, and normal ribbons to maximize the characteristics of the flowers and thus maximize reality. Second, I controlled the light in the flowers using Arduinos so that the flowers respond to the movement of audiences. Each leaf responds to one audience. To see how all leaves of the flower are responding, a collaboration of multiple audiences are needed. Third, I added the design of Korean alphabet “O”. For the Lotus, two colors, i.e., red and white, will be displayed by LEDs. When all red LEDs are turned on, it will form “O” whose Korean name is “ieung.” “O” is the first consonant in the word “Lotus Flower” in Korean. To make “O”, several audiences have to collaborate. In this way, my work shows the beauties of the Lotus flower, the Korean alphabet, and collaboration of audiences for the public art.


    Department of Visualization, Texas A&M University, USA