“London and Seoul-based Korean artist Meekyoung Shin (b. 1967) is internationally renowned for her sculptures that probe the mis- and re-translations which often emerge when objects of distinct cultural and historical specificity are dislocated from their origins.
Made from soap, her work replicates artefacts and works of art, from Asian porcelain vases to Greek and Roman sculptures, translating between continents, cultures and centuries in the process.”
It is almost impossible to erode or rub away (and deface) a porcelain sculpture. It is almost impossible to crack or break a soap sculpture. They both allow us to very easily leave our fingerprints on them.