I couldn't wait to share these amazing photos I took of the Wrapping Traditions opening at MOCFA in San Francisco. I was blown away by the beauty of the textiles.
It was such an experience seeing so many stunningly well made bojagi at once. I will need to go back to get a closer look at a lot of these. Many were handstitched with such tiny stitches you would need a magnifying glass to see them.
|Korean Bojagi Story, 2010. Young-Ja Kim, Korea. Wool, handmade felt, 77 x 37 in.|
I took a lot of photos for those of you on the east coast who can't make the show.
This was one of our favorites, perhaps the color or the design that drew us in. It had the most amazingly detailed stitching.
|Blueprint, 2010. Jiseon Lee Isbara, USA|
Hand stitched, dyed and inkjet printed, silk satin organza, 34.5 x 25 in.
I went with Zoe, my dear friend Neile and her daughter. The girls really seemed to enjoy the pieces. We even overheard them having a conversation about sewing at one point. Zoe enjoyed flying past the pieces to make them flutter.
|Zoe standing between Jinja Kim Woollard's Bojagi Village and Karin Kunori's Discussion of Home.|