Silkworm Grind, 2000. Silk, aluminum, and spice, 12 x 16 x 32 ft.

Mei-Ling Hom: Cultural Voyaging

Mei-Ling Hom’s work is distinguished by her affinity with cultures often under-represented in contemporary art. Though she is based in Philadelphia, her world travels have led to rich social interactions that have enhanced her work. She is an astute observer who pays attention to details often overlooked by others, as well as a versatile artist. Her mostly site-specific installations range from the assertive and monumental to the seemingly weightless and ethereal. While always poetic, her works can also be political, engaging in current issues while remaining attuned to historical forms. With great sophistication, Hom addresses issues of cultural identity, gender, and globalization. Works such as Thai SpaceChina WedgeFloating MountainsSinging Clouds, and Golden Mountain transcend borders and present ideas both introspective and universal. …see the entire article in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.