«I create large icons such as a Buddha or a traditional vase, using materials from the fashion industry. The process of building large installations are time consuming and repetitive and it requires manual ef- fort which provides a form of self-meditation. I hammer thousands of pins into a wall like a monk who, facing the wall, practices Zen ».
This accurate work requires both physical rigor and mental strength. Being buddhist, Ran Hwang built her work as a session of meditation with devotion and spiritualism.