MAYA 7624

Seungmo Park's avatar Seungmo Park

“Hwan” means “Maya” in Sanskrit. It is an illusion similar to the transmitted image from a projector. The true entity is revealed only when the projection is blocked, leaving the blank surface. Ultimately, everything seemingly existent is non-existential. There are two spaces—one for the dead, and for the living, or for those dreaming, and for those awake. I question where we are among these spaces. As biting into an apple in a dream is indistinguishable from the reality, we are left to wish this moment as the reality. I study the moment where the split between the two occurs. It never was, never is, and never will be. We were never born, we never died, and we never will.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 19.7 in
  • Medium: stainless steel wire mesh
  • Width: 84.6 in
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 106.5 in