"The Descendents Pin Set - Thistle"
The Descendents Pin Set - Thistle will be available on August 22, 2019 in a limited quantity of 1000 pins. In a combination of pale green and lavender, this new colorway resembles the thistle flower. Though considered a weed, the flower is an important source of nectar for pollinators. In medieval times, the thistle was also thought to regrow hair on bald heads, a cure upon which the Descendent pins his hopes and dreams.
Pin sets will be limited to ONE per person. All duplicate orders will be cancelled.
The Descendent appeared as I began to conceive of my upcoming solo museum show, Eternal Journey. After visiting the museum, situated in the tallest building in Seoul, the extreme height of the building left a lasting impression. I began to think of Jack and the Beanstalk, where poor young Jack climbs into the skies on a magical beanstalk, steals from a giant, and escapes poverty. The Descendent is forever falling through the sky. As long as he is dreaming, he is safe, his journey through the atmosphere softened and buoyed by the petals of giant flowers. There is no ground, just an endless sky projecting from his imagination. But if he wakes up, he will plunge into the earth and faceplant into reality. He is drifting in an everlasting dreamfall. He is not Asian enough for Asia, and not American enough for America. So, he is just floating in between, a cultural castaway.
- Card size: 3-5/8″ × 3-5/8″
- Pin size: 3″ x 1-1/4″ each
- Seven enamel colors
- Polished brass body and detailing
- Four deluxe brass clutches
- Price: $35
- Release date: August 22, 2019 at 8 AM PDT