6.16.2011

Wrapping Traditions opening night pictures

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.
Click here to see more photos of the show. And if you're interested in learning about Bojagi techniques, there's no better tutorial than the Silly Boodilly's here.

7 comments:

Kitty Kilian said...

My, this seems like a show I would have very much enjoyed! great to see pojagi (or bojagi? i get confused) in colour too. So thanks for all those pics for us across the ocean!

Ludid said...

what a treat to be able to see some of the show via your pictures. thank you for the link of the tutorial as well. have a great weekend.

kathrynclark said...

Glad the images came through! It was a small show but packed full of amazing work!

JAIME RUGH said...

you should be in that show my dear!
i love your pics and especially the one of zoe.
she really freakishly reminds me of charlie- her poses, her clothing, gosh, it's bizarre!

Victoria said...

Oh Kathryn, how WONDERFUL!!! My mouth is literally salivating and my heart is going thumpty-thump! I want to hop a plane to San Francisco right now to see this show! (I think I would just camp out for the shows entirety, soaking it all in).

The large white piece with bits of black, hanging in the top photo, along with "Blueprint" piece by Jiseon Lee Isbara are simply stunning. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Peppermint Pinwheels said...

Thank you for reminding me about that show!!! It was on my radar, but somehow I had forgotten all about it. I can't wait to go see it in person!

Roxanne said...

I am grateful for the photo tour of such an amazing show and craft!
I'll be posting images of my pojagi made as a wedding canopy for my daughter. In two weeks, after it's debut at the wedding.
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