Jiyoung Chung’s work features the ancient paper making process of Joomchi. Similar to felting, the artist breaks the layers of paper and then reconnects them into a new piece. Her “Whisper-Romance” series began as a result of a conversation I had with my father in Korea after reading a disturbing article in the newspaper. It was a story about a son killing his parents. My father said, “This has happened because the essential relationship has been broken.”
My thoughts on this concept became the foundation for this series: the many facets of broken relationships.
The holes, layers and free mounting of my work represent these conversations, the whispers and the breath between them. “