"Some/One," detail (2001)

"Some/One," detail, 2001
Installation view at Korean Pavilion, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Stainless steel military dog tags, nickel-plated copper sheets, steel structure, glass fiber reinforced resin, rubber sheets
Figure: 81 x 126 inches diameter; overall dimensions: 85 1/2 x 281 1/2 x 356 inches
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

"It looks like a kind of ancient Oriental armor. The first sculpture was covered with three thousand military dog tags. From a distance the dog tags look like fish scales. The shape of that jacket was not something that I invented. I used the U.S. military jacket liner and just put the dog tags on the top of it. So I used all contemporary materials but they ended up looking like ancient ones."

- Do Ho Suh