Yong Soon Min
I generally overlook ceramics but this jar caught my eye and kept
it glued. It is so what it is. This work exemplifies well-worn notions
that truth-is-beauty and that less-is-more in its emphatic, matter-of-fact
rotundity! The jar exudes a surprisingly elegant voluptuousness
despite or beyond the unadorned simplicity of its terracotta form.
What initially seemed jarring (pun unintended but acknowledged)
and somewhat comical-the tiny worm-like handles, which defy utility
and seem superfluous to the otherwise essentialized form-have grown
to accept and appreciate the wisdom of its inclusion; the jar would
seem unanchored, as it were, without these visual weights.