Finished in November of last year, this unusual sculpture called “Fallen Star” at the University of California in San Diego represents a small house perched on the side of the Jacobs School of Engineering. It’s a shocking work and one that shows off not only its artistic value but the unbelievable engineering that went into its making.
Designed by artist Do Ho Suh, the work is the 18th permanent sculpture on the school’s campus and part of the Stuart Collection. While a technical wonder in its own right, the work takes issues of identity and “home.” From the Stuart Collection website:
It reflects Suh’s on-going exploration of themes around the idea of the house, cultural displacement, the perception of our surroundings, and how one creates a memory of a space. His own feelings of displacement when he appeared in the U.S. from Seoul, Korea in 1991 to study led him to include spaces in order to build relationships with his new surroundings.
The interior home is fully furnished, and it even features a rooftop garden reaching up to the off-kilter cottage. If you happen to be in the San Diego area, be sure to check out this remarkable bit of sculpture.