What Would Your Portrait Look Like, As A Blueprint?
“10 years ago I came across an architectural floor plan on the web and found the complicated lines and signs just beautiful and compelling…this was a kind of clicking moment” Ahn tells Co.Design. “All the elements such as dots, lines and signs written on it were neither merely decorative nor auxiliary, but each of them carried important information. I think the impression of the blueprint was quite deep.”
Her work follows suit, somehow finding a balance between both the clinical and the sentimental at the same time. In The Power of a Kiss, she breaks down her mother’s kiss before school each day as a physics equation, driven by musculature like the orbicularis oris. But you can also see a stream of love, hearts entering the small child while her arms flap with uncontrollable joy.