Park Sung Eun
Graduation Party/Period, Installation
2011
Mixed media/artificial fruit on styrofoam, fabric, tampon, cardboard
Dimensions variable
This piece represents a party scene for women who are entering menopause, a turning point as they start their second life. The cakes represent the decades of a woman’s life, with each tier building upon the memories of those before it: for some, young and fresh in her 20s, a confident mother in her 30s, solid and successful in her 40s, complete and elegant in her 50s. The cakes are hanging upside down, a position which looks unstable and risky however, they are still fascinating and capable, like women to tempt. As women throw their caps to the floor, she does not regret about her youth, but enjoys her party and is ready to start her second life.
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