i’m jealous of jiyeon song

This is not a new story, but it’s just so beautiful that I had to write about it! Jiyeon Song created this amazing, experimental, typographic, and literally poetic sculpture called “The One Day Poem Pavilion”. The words to the poem are revealed as the sun passes over the sculpture, shining through a series of perforations. Depending on when you happen to walk by, you’d only see one or two lines of the poem… unless you sat very still, from 8am until 4pm, and watched the words slowly appear and disappear, revealing the entire six line poem. So amazing. But wait, there’s more:

“The specific arrangements of the perforations reveal different poems according to the solar calendar: a theme of new-life during the summer solstice. During the summer solstice, the poem will contain the theme of “new life”. During the winter solstice, the poem will be on “reflection and the passing of time.”

Yep, I’m in complete awe.

comments (8)

  1. Megan /// 10.28.2011 /// 7:41am

    In complete awe is right! Wow. This has to be seen in person and experienced for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Carmen /// 10.28.2011 /// 10:27am

    Oh wow! What a marvelous concept. How brilliant that the artist used the sun’s passing light to illuminate the poems. I too, am in awe…

    Great post!

  3. gracey /// 10.29.2011 /// 6:02am

    this is really cool! awesome concept!

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  5. Caroline /// 11.02.2011 /// 4:04am

    this is so so beautiful, some people are just so clever/inspiring/etc etc etc!

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  7. Amanda /// 11.07.2011 /// 9:04am

    Wow, Wow, Wow! Every wonder how people think of these amazing things? This is art, poetry and astronomy all in one.

  8. liv /// 11.29.2011 /// 6:53am

    amazing,this truly is pure poetry!