Artist Statement: Topographic contours flow through the piano, creating an abstract ebb and flow of swelling patterns. The contours are drawn in a combination of paint, pencils, and crayons and respond to the imperfection and smudges of the drawing process. The piece explores the beauty in the natural imperfection to reflect Little Island’s varied swelling terrain and landscape. Every stroke, connection, and smudge are droplets of seeds waiting to swell.
  • 2023



Jieun Yang
Jieun Yang is the founding principal of Habitat Workshop, an award-winning architecture and urban design practice based in Brooklyn, NY. Habitat Workshop creates spaces, objects, and interactions that activate human connections, build resiliency, and reveal the intrinsic value of a place. With projects ranging from arts and civic spaces to homes and interiors, the practice promotes design as an accessible framework for positive changes by exploring the extraordinary potential in the ordinary. Recent awards and honors include AN Best of Design, NYCxDESIGN Awards, Forge Prize Finalist, Interior Design’s Best in Design, and Women in Design. Recent and past public art collaborations include Bloom (2022) for Times Square Arts, Reflections (2021) for Sing For Hope, The Hive (2017) for Figment NYC, Layered Fragments (2017) for BKLYN Designs, and Urban Forest (2013) for First Street Green Park.

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