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Room & Board Features an Artist Each Month in Support of LA Family Housing
February 1, 2021 - February 7, 2021
Please join Room & Board in support of LA Family Housing (LAFH) in an effort to help our homeless neighbors obtain permanent housing and a place to call home. When you purchase an artwork by the featured artist – this month is Nina Jun – a 50% donation will be made on your behalf to continue the critical and life-saving services LAFH provides.
For questions and inquiries about Ceramic Balloons, please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
One day, Nina Jun saw a Mylar balloon fly into the sky after it was accidentally released from her hand. She felt sad, her eyes followed the balloon disappearing into infinite space, and began wondering: what if there was a balloon that could stay with us forever?
Five days after the party all the balloons had drifted down near to the floor with a deflated memory of past happiness. She thought what if they kept hovering forever there in limbo?
These questions of the levity and gravity of the balloon inspired Nina to create ceramic balloon sculptures. Korean born, Nina Jun received her MFA in sculpture at California State University, Long Beach. She has had 14 solo shows in the U.S and Korea and her works have been shown in numerous international art fairs. Her works are currently represented by Skidmore Contemporary Art in Santa Monica and BluePrint Art Gallery in Dallas.