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Hanji, Korean mulberry paper, is the principal component of my work. I use it in conjunction with a process known as Joomchi. Joomchi is a paper felting technique dating back to the Korean Chosun Dynasty. Because no written records of joomchi exist, the art was nearly extinct. Because of the diligence of a few, the popularity of joomchi is seeing a revival in contemporary art. By combining hanji with water and friction, the fibers fuse together. This complex structure enables me to create two and three-dimensional sculptural pieces without the use of glue or armatures. This process allows me to produce cloth-like paper/textiles that range from delicate in nature to strong and leather-like textures.

Fading
2013
Hanji, thread, buttons
34" x 17.5" x 5"
(83.3 cm x 44.5 cm x 12.7 cm)
Photo Credit: Rik Sferra

Glad Rag
2013
Hanji, thread, dye
37" x 25"
(94 cm x 63.5 cm)
Photo Credit: Rik Sferra

Anthopleura
2012
Hanji, thread, dye
18" x 15"
(45.7 cm x 38.1 cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

Mindano
2012
Hanji, thread, dye
24" x 24"
(61 cm x 61 cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

Secrets From My Closet
2012
Hanji, thread, hand dyed
29" x 20" x 3"
(73.7 cm x 50.8 x 7.6 cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

Filagree
2012
Hanji, dye
27.5" x 19"
(69.9 cm x 48.3 cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

Autumn Warmth
2012
Hanji
27.5" x 19"
(69.9 cm x 48.3 cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

Coalesce
2011
Hanji
26" x 11"
(66 cm x 27.9 cm)
Photo Credit: Petronella Ytsma

Interfusion
2011
Hanji
26" x 11"
(66 cm x 27.9 cm)
Photo Credit: Petronella Ytsma

Slipping Away
2013
Hanji, dye, wax
60" x 17" x 4"
(152.4 cm x 43.2 cm x 10.2 cm)
Photo Credit: Rik Sferra

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