Handmade paper (Hanji), ink, thread
14″ x 21″
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“Tied”, the title of the installation, is a phonetic pun on the rising tides and the paper pages bound by threads.
As the water rises and falls, pages of our daily experience add and subtract to and from our memory.
Our daily life permeates our memory just as the ink is absorbed into each page and create new shapes and patterns onto what once was a clean slate of a blank page.
In ‘Tied’ series, I used handmade papers, pen ink, threads and fabric; materials used in book binding. Papers are cut into strips, dyed in ink and sewn together on a sheet of starched muslin.
Deciding on the “ingredients” for the series was a conscious one. Medium or material I use more or less dictates the direction in developing my ideas. In this series, maintaining the very original function of these material was a guiding line for the progress of the series.
Yoonshin Park is working with sculptural papers, artist books, and installation. Her main media concentration is pulp, paper and artist books. Her interest in comprehensive process of paper making and book binding caters her work to encompass various elements woven into complete objects. She received her M.A. and M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She was born in Seoul, Korea and currently resides in Chicago, IL.
All proceeds of Yoonshin Park’s artwork to benefit Margaret’s Village.
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