Busan 2020, 2008
Granite, Hibiscus syriacus, Cunninghamia lanceolataa
11'4"L x 5'4"W x 2'H
location: APEC Naru Park, Busan, Korea
'Busan 2020' is a gold, silver, and bronze award podium made of honed gray granite that looks towards an hypothetical, ideal moment when Busan, a burgeoning port city in Korea, hosts the 2020 Olympics, for which it has placed a bid. It is a work that may or may not fulfill its destiny twelve years from its making, for a segment of the 2008 Busan Biennale titled 'Avant Garden.' Saplings occupy two of the sculpture's footprint's five rings: a Hibiscus syriacus, the Korean national flower; and a Cunninghamia lanceolataa, a Chinese fir, the roots of which will eventually rend the stone.