“Today would be a day of gray watermelons. I like best tomorrow: the black, soundless watermelon days. When you cut them they make no noise, and taste very sweet…”
This is part of a series of Mimi Joung’s work in which the artist creates colourful sculptures based on the slim novel called ‘In Watermelon Sugar’ by the American writer, Richard Brautigan. Cavaliero Finn was particularly drawn to these pieces, their bright colours and playfulness. Mimi creates these sculptures by tracing and taping each chapter of Brautigan’s surreal landscape which are reflections of displacement within imagined utopias and dystopias. Each sculpture relates to a chapter in the book, featuring the words from Brautigan’s novel.
Find out more about Mimi’s work, her background, awards and previous shows here
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