Adventures in Photoshop Episode XIV
I went to visit Screaming Lord Saatchi’s latest gallery exhibit today. An array of South Korean Art that dealt with optical illusion, chess, and the environment (Among many other things). What’s not to like? I highly recommend going to see it.
This first photo is of Debbie Han’s “The Battle of Conception”. An installation consisting of 32 heads assembled into a Chess game on a vast wooden table. They were all made from the same grey/green martial, and looked a lot like Ancient Egyptian Ushabti. I can’t pretend to know why she did it or what it meant, but I can say that I love the piece for its aesthetic. Anyone who owns a chess set knows the aggravating feeling when they don’t face the right direction; and that’s exactly what came to mind when I saw this installation. Equidistant and beautiful, each sculpture stood proudly in contrast with the rich wooden table.
I get exactly the same feeling at home when my chess set is arranged properly.
Photo by Alex Wood