1000 Crane Project

I tend to gravitate toward subjects that evoke nostalgia and whimsy.  I am currently working on a project called the "1000 Crane Project" because of my childhood love for origami.  When I wasn't drawing or painting, I was constantly folding origami.  My goal is to capture the beauty and precision of origami while incorporating the flawed nature of wrinkled papers and used wrappers and labels of some of my favorite childhood American products.

Cranes are also a symbol of good fortune and longevity in Korean culture.  They have been an apt subject matter in my life because rediscovering my passion for painting began as a way to cope with my miscarriages and difficulties with infertility.  I am a firm believer that art can provide healing, and I want to be able to help others heal by providing a sense of sentimentality and humor through my art process and experiences.

Wrappers & Labels

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