Memories Unfolded

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- Hand cut and transfer print for images and text - Canson, Niyodo paper, Davey board, thread - Shadow book (Case bound pamphlet stitched accordion structure) - Edition size: 10 +2 A.P. Statement: I have created this shadow book with paper-cut-out images of Korean traditional doors. The process of cutting the pattern of the doors to create shadows recalls my memories of my grandmother in her old house. When I was inside, I could see the shadow of Grandmother cast on the paper doors from out side. Grandmother’s presence as a shadow on the door has remained a strong image in my mind. Unlike many other doors, the traditional rice paper door does not totally block the inside and out from each other. It only creates the concept of this side and the other while simultaneously connecting them to each other. When this accordion book is unfolded, the pages are shaped as closed, connecting the memories of my Grandmother, who is now in the other side, with myself in this world.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2 1/2 inches
  • Medium: Book Arts
  • Width: 20 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 3 1/4 inches