Dog Tag Tear Drop, Seoul

Back to the War Memorial in Seoul… There was an interesting sculpture made out of dog tags called The Drop or Nun’Mul Bang’Ul.

The plaque reads:

In remembrance of the Korean soldiers and UN military participants who lost their lives in the Korean War, the respect towards the warriors (1,300 identification tags) has been embodied as tear drops. The iron thorns symbolise the horror, suppression and danger of the tragic war. The circle on the sand below represents the wave of the drop.

I thought it was an interesting sculpture essentially employing mosaic to make the drop. The use of the dog tags of dead soldiers, I thought, was very powerful.

Dog Tag Mosaic Sculpture

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Filed under Art, Flickr, Mosaic, Museum, Round the World, Sculpture, Seoul, South Korea, Travel, Uncategorized, War

One response to “Dog Tag Tear Drop, Seoul

  1. Pingback: Korea . . . .sʰʌ.ul… a drop in 2015 (Part 1/3) | GB 's Sidetalk & View

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