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In 2021, I was invited to be a contributing artist for "The JEONG Portfolio" fundraising project organized by the Korean American Artist Collective. What a huge honor this was! To process and create within community was a deeply healing and strengthening experience. Here are a few examples of the embroideries that were included.
I have always imagined the patches of fabric in a jogakbo style of bojagi as individuals stitched together in community. For this series of hand embroideries, the stitch represents jeong implying that we are both individually and collectively made up of jeong. The moon jar was chosen as a powerful symbol of my Korean maternal lineage and to honor our ancestors of land, sky and sea. It evokes the image of a form that holds emptiness and expansiveness within.
"wrapped in 정” is me telling the story of our interconnectedness and in doing so, the story of our infinite belonging.
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