Volossom: Thousand Wish Project
"Volossom" is a term created by artist InJung Oh meaning “Blossom as a manifestation of wish and will.” Oh’s floral shaped small-scale sculptures are symbols of positivity, individuality and determination.
Inspired by a lyrical installation of Oh's own Volossom's on site, she will work with local Chicago youth on decorating their own Volossom’s. The generative project will culminate with a joint exhibition of their work and wishes on view in EPAC's Chicago Artist Gallery.
InJung Oh is a Chicago-based Korean American visual artist. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 and has had solo exhibitions at MIIT Museum in Turin, Italy and Bluerider art gallery in Taipei City Taiwan. Reviews of her work have been featured in Italia Arte Magazine, China Times and China Post and her work is in numerous private collections. She is a resident artist of the Zhou B Art Center.
Image credit: InJung Oh, Mother and Child, 2013. Oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches.