Artist Statement

As a Korean-American born in Brooklyn but raised in Seoul, Korea and both west and east coasts of America, I lived between two cultures, feeling forever outsider in either place. Feeling displaced and never feeling grounded anywhere, I seek to find my own roots. I look for unity between the human body and nature, merging qualities of both plants and humans. 

Working in the delicate medium of paper, my work expresses the transience and delicate nature of the human form. Obscure traces of the body are incorporated within layers of text, paper, collage and embroidery. The body becomes an extension of nature and nature becomes an extension of the body. Thread is used to help mend, figuratively and literally, our connection to one another and the world at large. 


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