Breath of Nature

Needle-felted on Linen with Merino Wool

900mm Dia.

Personal Project

What is breathing in the theme of the work, 'Breath of Nature'?

It refers to vitality, and vitality is defined as being alive. In other words, feeling the breath on the paused screen can be interpreted as saying that the work is alive and breathing. Korea has a long and unique history of indigo dyeing. Korean traditional indigo dyeing process has been designated a cultural treasure (Intangible Cultural Heritage No.115).

 

Use materials from nature in the indigo dyeing process. Korean traditional natural dyeing is a dyeing technique designated by human cultural properties among various natural dyeing and is dyed only with natural materials without using chemical materials. When 'Niram' (Indio-colored pigment) is made using seashell ash, rice wine, and starch syrup to ferment 'Niram' just like wine, in this way, a work called 'Breath of Nature' expressed with materials obtained from nature becomes a work that embraces vitality.