I am always amazed at the creativity of fiber artists.
I visited this exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens this week and loved Sammy's work. I've also been making some paper recently so this fit perfectly with my current interests.
Here's a description of her current exhibit "Taking Root" from the Botanic Garden's website.
A first-generation Korean immigrant, Sammy Seung-min Lee transforms Korean hanji paper into intimate artworks exploring how familiar traditions can become unfamiliar within the setting of a foreign culture.
Lee’s works use mealtime customs to tell personal stories about the ways in which the strangeness of a new culture can make even the mundane comforts of food and home seem incongruous. These works are also an opportunity to take a seat at someone else’s table—a glimpse into what it means to take root and make a new home.
To see a video of her, click here.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!