Dessert Spoons, AEIOU VII, 2015–18; Inner Bump 4.0; Plastic, lacquered Ottchil

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0904, Sensory Spoons, 2015–18

Jinhyun Jeon's Sensory Spoons are edged with bumps or rippled like waves to catch and pool food. Some have rough interiors and handles to stimulate the fingers holding them. Texture and shape change what we taste. Bulbous utensils recall lollipops and sex toys. The materials of the spoons were chosen for their temperature and sonic properties, lulling the tongue or clinking against our teeth. The utensil tips are bathed in bubble gum pink or strawberry red.

Jinhyun Jeon (South Korean, born 1981), Studio Jinhyun Jeon (Seoul, South Korea, founded 2012); Courtesy of Studio Jinhyun Jeon

Diet Spoons

  • Diet Spoons, U-A III, 2016-18
  • Front Volume N
  • Candy Volume N
  • Rear Bump N
  • Inner Rough N

Dessert Spoons 1

  • Dessert Spoons, AEIOU I, 2015-18
  • Rear Bump OR
  • Rear Bump OP
  • Rear Bump G
  • Rear Gump Gh
  • Rear Bump RBh

Dessert Spoons 2

  • Dessert Spoons, AEIOU VII, 2015-18
  • Inner Bump 0.5
  • Inner Bump 2.0
  • Inner Bump 4.0
  • Spoon
  • wood, carved.
  • 1957-173-2
  • Spoon (USA), 1978
  • raised, cut, and molded silver.
  • Gift of Aaron Faber Gallery.
  • 1979-60-2

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