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Intricately Stylized Sculptures of the Human Eye and Ear

Taiwan-based artist Hsin-Chien Huang lost sight in his right eye as a child due to a permanent scar on his cornea as a result of a misdiagnosis. It wasn't until ten years later that the new media artist regained vision in his right eye through a life-changing cornea donor from Sri Lanka. Though the sculptor never met the donor, his outlook on the value of organ donation dawned on him. The entire experience inspired his series of works that display human sensory organs in isolation, reflecting the complex structure of each body part that's separated from the entirety of the human body.

Over the years, Huang has constructed intricately layered sculptures of the eye, ear, mouth, and nose. In particular, his sculptures of the eye and ear, respectively titled Lux Capsule and Vox Capsule, display meticulously assembled eroded metal structures preserved in lucite. The detailed craftsmanship in each piece is evident upon close inspection. Like the gears of a clock, each metallic figure echoes a complex yet fragile mechanism that needs a protective casing. They are reminiscent of the thoughts of transporting a crucial and delicate organ that struck the artist as he awaited his new cornea.

Hsin-Chien Huang website
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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