Sun & the Three-legged Crow, The Moon & the ToadWobbly Digital
Wobbly Digital is the studio name of South Korean artist Soorin Shin. A graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven and the Glasgow School of Art, Soorin has since made Glasgow here home. Her modest studio space belies the ingenuity of the objects that she creates. Sitting among a clutch of 3D printers (each named after potatoes), Soorin carefully plans, designs, prints and constructs totemic artworks from recycled and bio plastics in extraordinarily vivid hues. The resulting artworks have a compelling beauty by comparison to the usual output from 3D printers. They have humour, warmth and humanity, as if plucked from the imagination of a sentient human/machine hybrid and made real. These two works are derived from Korean legend depicting a three-legged crow that lives on the sun, and a toad that lives on the moon. For Soorin, they symbolise an ongoing fascination with our symbiotic, creative and destructive relationship between humanity, animal and planetary systems of existence.