Jay Sae Jung Oh makes her work mostly from found, discarded materials. She builds these objects into elaborate assemblages, which she wraps tightly with cord. They suggest how we might better relate to the things around us – with imagination and care.

For Mirror Mirror, Oh created a work for the State Music Room. The decorations here include Jan Van Der Baard’s trompe l’oeil (a trick of the eye) of a violin, painted directly onto the rear door of the room exactly three hundred years ago, in 1723. In response, Oh has made a throne containing a trove of musical instruments, including a French horn, a snare drum, and an electric guitar.

Like Van Der Vaardt’s illusory violin, these instruments are mere impressions, forever silent.

What instruments can you see in the work?

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