Gift of Love

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Gift of Love, Mixed media: Soil, dresses, flax, paper, 12' x 15' x 6', 1994

Ju-Pong Lin earned an MA in Intermedia from the University of Iowa in 1995. Follow the link below to see details of this work as well as images of her more contemporary work!

In her own words:

When I was nursing my older son, I felt somewhat detached from my milk-laden breasts. At my cousin's wedding a few years before embarking on single-motherhood, my Aunt had gifted me a traditional, Chinese red dress, a typical dress worn at the reception. The dress remained in storage until this installation in which I laid the dress on a mound of soil and pressed it under a plate of glass. The milk-filled breasts are made from abaca paper.

Ju-Pong Lin online

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