Yebin Mok, a famous professional figure skater, exemplifies what we call "Moving Sculpture", a rare quality where a skater or an artist is able to create a photograph at any point in their performance. Choreographed by Lorna Brown, a World Professional Champion, Olympic coach, and partner of the legendary John Curry, is among the world's great professional champions, as well as being an inspiration for countless skaters since the 1970's. Yebin Mok, is included in WORLD ART becuase of her mastery over the body, creating moving sculpture, demonstrating how each moment and transition may be special. This is an extremely rare attribute, which is important in the study of art.
"Creation" - An early, 1995, jeweled oil painting by Shepherd Clark, represents the moment that God spoke everything into existence. Mr. Clark believes that God is the Ultimate Artist, and that we are made in His Image, so this painting speaks of the origin of all art and of humanity itself. The central object is a rare American mined gem desert rainbow obsidian exclamation point from which many other gems explode outward. The work is intended to speak of the origin of all art, God, and the inspiration that is made possible through our existence as catalysts after this first supernatural artistic moment made possoble by God The Creator.
Oksana Baiul's "Swan" is among the greatest iconic skating performances of all time. Our selection of this video is based upon the fact that her skating demonstrates moving sculpture, actual ballet on ice, impeccable balance in the spotlights, stunning classical costume, and Ms. Baiul's use of her full body, unlike any skater before or since. This is a performace is of quintessential graceful, feminine character.