Completed in November of last year, this amazing sculpture called “Fallen Star” at the University of California in San Diego depicts a small house perched dangerously on the side of the Jacobs School of Engineering. It’s a startling work, and one that shows off not only its artistic value but the incredible engineering that went into its creation.
Created by artist Do Ho Suh, the work is the 18th permanent sculpture on the school’s campus and part of the Stuart Collection. While a technical marvel in its own right, the work tackles issues of identity and “home.” From the Stuart Collection website:
It reflects Suh’s on-going exploration of themes around the idea of home, cultural displacement, the perception of our surroundings, and how one constructs a memory of a space. His own feelings of displacement when he arrived in the U.S. from Seoul, Korea in 1991 to study led him to measure spaces in order to establish relationships with his new surroundings. He had to physically and mentally readjust.
The interior home is completely furnished, and it even features a rooftop garden leading up to the off-kilter cottage. If you happen to be in the San Diego area, be sure to check out this surprising bit of sculpture.
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