Jeung-Hwa Park MFA 00 TX
Based in Providence, RI
I combine knitting, felting, and hand dyeing to create innovative three dimensional form of scarves that bring sculptural and textural sense of aesthetics to knitting.
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
The Concept of Yin and Yang has been conducting continuous experiments into my studio practice. Two opposing principles are combined to achieve a harmonic balance.
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD? How so?
Through RISD experience, I rediscovered my artistic desire and gained confidence in my own expression. This experience has reinforced in me a way of looking at my wearable knitting work in larger context of art and design. In my search for a new aesthetic of knitting, I try to design for both visual appeal and practical function. With a wide appreciation for art and design, I am able to express the manner of aesthetic communication through functional knitted scarves.
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
My philosophy of art os to make people move themselves towards visual poetry by offering my own experience and demonstrating my spirit. with this philosophy in my mind, I want to share the artistic sensibility of another culture and expression of artistic emotion.
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?
I participated at the Smithsonian Crafts Show at National Building Museum at Washington DC on April 26-30, 2017.
View more of Jeung-Hwa's work here.