“Fraternal Centuplets”, is a project consisted of 101 drinking vessels which is an attempt to utilize the process specifically invented for mass-production in an unconventional way–in this case, reaching unique multiples. Though each individual shares the same base shape they are all unique. In order to reach 101 cups, I have made 101 separate molds out of one cup prototype and intentionally broke them in different patterns. The surface pattern left on each individual cup, derives from the pattern of each broken mold, which factors as an evidence of its own maufactured process.
The project “Consolidation” is a following project of “Fraternal Centuplets” which is an installation work consisting of one hundred cups. These “cups” share the same prototype, being cast from one hundred separate molds. By intentionally breaking each mold in different patterns I attempted to utilize the mass production process in a way to reach unique multiples. Eventually, each object holds unique surface patterns. An expansion in idea happens for “Consolidation” by combining one or more broken pieces of the mold with the prototype of the “cups”. In order to entirely remove functionality from the objects and exploring the sculptural aspects of my mundane studio practice, I physically incorporated the process itself (the mold) as an element of process. I continued on by repeating the system of incorporating another layer of a mold to the pre-existing prototype-mold amalgamation.
— Hae Won Sohn
Sohn was the recipient of the Tony Hepburn Scholarship and the Chrissy Award of the year of 2017 at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited both in South Korea and through out the States at venues including The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, David Salkin Creative and Kyung-in Museum of Fine Art.