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Artist Statement

Hanji is

Sensitive to ambient temperature and humidity

It also has the characteristics of being easily fused with the materials used in the work.

That is why hanji is often referred to as <breathing paper> or <living paper>.


I tried to find the best way to express these characteristics of Hanji.

Using directly brewed natural ingredients (ink, green tea, coffee powder, gardenia, red clay, various natural powders...)

I dye hanji and work on it with ink.

The ever-changing shapes shown in natural ink, color stains, water stains, and overlapping colors

It provides a variety of space and imagination.


natural dyeing is

Because it is a natural color, the color is beautiful and natural,

It goes well with natural objects (mountains, trees, small plants, surrounding landscapes...) that are the subject matter of the work.


Unlike chemical staining, over time

You can get a glimpse of the subtle color change that seems to have faded at first.


These natural color change with the passing of time.

Therefore, If those who see the work with anticipation and curiosity for the future

You can realize the work will resemble our ever-changing lives.


To add more fun to seeing the color gradually change over time

I mixed grass and alum with brewed natural pigments to make the original color last longer.


People make our lives

It is likened to four seasons or trees.


My tree of life, planted by streams of water, bears fruit in its season.

It is a tree whose leaves do not wither.


A young tree grows and puts out leaves,

Shade for the weary

It is a tree that bears precious fruit to give to the hungry.


The stains that bloom like wild grass under the tree of life

It talks about the accumulation of time and harmony with the surroundings.


The trees of life and small wild grasses surrounding the four seasons resemble us as we live each day silently keeping our place.

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