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Photo: Sunnyside


Sunghee Min
Materials: Stainless Steel, Painted Steel
Mankato Area Foundation
Selling Price: $8,000

Artist Statement:

Sunnyside is like a calligraphy stroke that is tangible, written in steel. The inspiration came to me when I was visiting the Mississippi Headwaters State Forest a few years ago. The shiny multi-faceted stainless steel part of the piece is eye-catching, and is intended to suggest the viewers of the glittering reflections of the sunlight undulating on the water. This section consists of 184 stainless steel triangle plates that are tessellated into patterns. The curves in the piece represent the land that holds in the water.

Photo: Sunghee Min

About Sunghee Min

Sunghee Min is a metal artist based in NE Arts District in Minneapolis.  She grew up in a farming town in the southern part of South Korea.  She moved to California in her late twenties and studied sculpture at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After graduating in 2000, she maintained a metal studio in the Bay view arts district of San Francisco and established as a professional artist.

She and her husband with their two young children had lived several years abroad before settling in Minnesota, for those years, her metal art making was limited and she taught art classes for kids, volunteered in various local community arts projects.  For the recent years, She has been establishing her metal art career in Minnesota focusing in public arts.