Gifts of Art presents Ducks to Dresses: Paper Possibilities
Originally from New York, Aimee Lee works in Cleveland and is an artist, papermaker, Fulbright Scholar, author and the leading hanji (Korean paper) researcher and practitioner in the US. Fusing contemporary fashion ideas with traditional clothing, Lee connects past and present through everyday dress creations in paper. The hanji techniques she uses include natural dyeing and waxing, texturing for supple or stiff surfaces, slicing and spinning into thread, and tearing strips to cord. Her paper ducks are inspired by Korean wedding ducks – known for fertility and mating for life – and are built without an armature; the hollow bodies are woven like baskets.
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