The little pig figurines are symbolic of all people.
The bright colors and tiny patterns on them represent the many different kinds of people in NYC.
For example, the pigs with a heart marking represent people in love. The pigs with a bandage represent a wounded or hurt person. Pigs with stars represent the starry-eyed people with big dreams. The bright colors have been purposely used to create a light City vibe.
Each pig figurine measures 0.5" x 1" x 0.5".
All of the pigs are made out of Terra-Cotta, while some of them are painted with acrylic.
Each pig is handmade, a mold was not used because it is a meditative practice of hand-building in which I create imagery and objects in mass that speak to both our uniqueness and anonymity. The frame is ready to hang on a wall.
Seunghwui Koo has exhibited at galleries, museums, art fairs around the world.
Acrylic on terracotta mini pigs