Jean Shin
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Celadon Remnants, 2008

Mosaic made out of broken Korean ceramic and glass

Overall: 15 ft h x 34 ft w

Project for the LIRR Broadway Station, Queens, NY

Commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit
Celadon donated by the City of Icheon, South Korea and participating kilns

in the region
Fabricated by Miotto Mosaics
Art Studios, Inc.

Fragments of traditional Korean ceramics are arranged into mosaic murals of vase silhouettes on the fa├žade of the Broadway Long Island Railroad station in Flushing, Queens. Located in the heart of a vibrant Korean-American community, the abstract, green-blue silhouettes enhance the beauty of the Celadon itself, while the overall piece speaks to the rich, yet fractured, cultural history of the Korean diaspora. The pottery remnants were imported from Icheon, Korea as part of a cultural exchange.

Stairs at Northern Boulevard

Stairs at Northern BoulevardCorner view of stairsMosaic panel detailCeladon mosaic detailColumn on platformPlatform view of mosaic at stationhouseBroadway station platform

Column mosaic detailStation HouseProposal for MTA LIRR stationProposal conceptKorean Celadon potterTraditional kiln in Icheon, KoreaBroken pottery imported from Korean kilns