As part of Chicago Artist Month 2015, Art On Armitage presents new work by Chicago based book and paper artist, Yoonshin Park. These constructions blend book binding, papermaking and dying techniques to achieve the sense of water. Ink is brushed on the handmade paper strips and washed with water and then the strips are sewn to a cloth backing to achieve the texture and color of the surface of water.
“Tied” is a phonetic pun on the tide of the rising horizon and the paper pages bound by thread. As the water rises and falls, pages of our daily experience add and subtract to and from our memory.
Our daily life permeates our memory just as the ink is absorbed into each page and creates new shapes and patterns onto what once was a clean slate of a blank page.