Untethered   7 x 3 feet  Butcher paper, thread, watercolor  2016  In 2018 alone, 65.8 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes due to climate-related disasters, conflicts, persecution and violence. Although a small gesture, this visual journal is an homage to our brethren who have become refugees and asylum seekers.

Untethered

7 x 3 feet

Butcher paper, thread, watercolor

2016

In 2018 alone, 65.8 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes due to climate-related disasters, conflicts, persecution and violence. Although a small gesture, this visual journal is an homage to our brethren who have become refugees and asylum seekers.

Untethered  detail

Untethered detail

Untethered  detail

Untethered detail

Hand to Mouth   60 x 48 inches  Papier-mâché, thread  2016  These thread drawings of begging hands are intentionally unraveled in parts to draw attention to the vulnerability and dire state of homeless people’s lives. By stitching on a water-soluble material and controlling the unraveling, I’ve created images of homeless people and their hands in various stages of being undone.

Hand to Mouth

60 x 48 inches

Papier-mâché, thread

2016

These thread drawings of begging hands are intentionally unraveled in parts to draw attention to the vulnerability and dire state of homeless people’s lives. By stitching on a water-soluble material and controlling the unraveling, I’ve created images of homeless people and their hands in various stages of being undone.

Hand to Mouth  detail  each plate size :  4" x6"

Hand to Mouth detail

each plate size: 4" x6"

Hand to Mouth  Detail of two plates

Hand to Mouth Detail of two plates

The Comfort Girls   Installation, 70h x 70w x 36d inches  Mulberry paper, newspaper, wood, barbed wire  2015  Over seventy years after World War II, the lack of acknowledgement of and apology for the systemized rape of young Korean girls by the Japanese army still threatens the diplomatic and economic ties between the two countries. But rather than using these atrocities as political currency I hope that we look for ways to stop such violation and abuse of our most vulnerable from repeating again. Using a unique Korean paper felting technique, joomchi, the numerous holes on the socks in traditional Korean socks, buh-sun, were made by over-rubbing the paper to the point of puncturing the surface.

The Comfort Girls

Installation, 70h x 70w x 36d inches

Mulberry paper, newspaper, wood, barbed wire

2015

Over seventy years after World War II, the lack of acknowledgement of and apology for the systemized rape of young Korean girls by the Japanese army still threatens the diplomatic and economic ties between the two countries. But rather than using these atrocities as political currency I hope that we look for ways to stop such violation and abuse of our most vulnerable from repeating again. Using a unique Korean paper felting technique, joomchi, the numerous holes on the socks in traditional Korean socks, buh-sun, were made by over-rubbing the paper to the point of puncturing the surface.

Black Lives Matter:   84x60  muslin, ink, acrylic  2007

Black Lives Matter:

84x60

muslin, ink, acrylic

2007

Garment Workers Totem   Installation size varies: poles 5-8 feet tall  Fabric remnant, PVC pipes, pipe insulation  2008  The global textile industry market value topped 700 trillion dollars in 2018, employing over 65 million people worldwide. Any garment one buys in a retail shop, we may assume, has touched the lives of some hundreds of people. When I learned the vastness of our textile industry’s reach, I wanted to make a group of totems using discarded fabric remnants to celebrates the intimacy and kinship that we share through commerce.

Garment Workers Totem

Installation size varies: poles 5-8 feet tall

Fabric remnant, PVC pipes, pipe insulation

2008

The global textile industry market value topped 700 trillion dollars in 2018, employing over 65 million people worldwide. Any garment one buys in a retail shop, we may assume, has touched the lives of some hundreds of people. When I learned the vastness of our textile industry’s reach, I wanted to make a group of totems using discarded fabric remnants to celebrates the intimacy and kinship that we share through commerce.

Lean-to   Installation, varying in size  card boards, watercolor, threads  2018

Lean-to

Installation, varying in size

card boards, watercolor, threads

2018

Lean-to

Lean-to

Lean-to  detail

Lean-to detail

Lean-to  detail

Lean-to detail

Lean-to  detail

Lean-to detail

Lean-to  detail

Lean-to detail

Lean-to  detail

Lean-to detail

Lean-to  detail

Lean-to detail