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This work “The Hearts of Absent Women” is dedicated to women who have not been recognised in the past. I was born in Japan and grew up in a traditional Korean Family. My grandfather kept a treasured family tree book for 35 generations, but it only feature
Cotton, linen, wool, glass, lokta paper, water base ink
2020
Hearts of Absent Women
cotton, linen, glass
2020
Hearts of Absent Women
Cotton linen, glass
2020

"This work “The Hearts of Absent Women” is dedicated to women who have not been recognised in the past. I was born in Japan and grew up in a traditional Korean Family. My grandfather kept a treasured family tree book for 35 generations, but it only featured the men; my mother and grandmother were absent from the pages. In my art I have always tried to celebrate women and their historical hand crafts. These sculptural hearts are made from embroidery, handwoven tapestry and papier-mache to recognise and celebrate the silent behind-the-scenes domestic duties of women and represent not only her emotions but serve as offerings or amulets for her protection."