* Date : 2014-12-29
- Thread Artist Son In-suk
In anticipation of the 130th anniversary of French-Korean diplomacy in 2016, this coming year both countries will begin a diverse exchange between French and Korean cultural arts. In October of 2015, the Guimet Museum of Asian Art in Paris will host an exhibit on Korean embroidery artist Son In Sook, marking the first time the museum has exhibited a living artist in its 125-year history.
For the past 40 years Son In Sook has been creating works that emphasize the various possibilities of Korean embroidery through her creative use of embroidery materials and techniques. In particular she is known for balancing between Eastern and Western sensibilities in her embroidery work, and in doing so forging a new genre of embroidery called ‘thread art.’ She has incorporated her thread art into 21 different contexts, including woodcrafts and wood furniture, cloth wraps, accessories, folding screens, and many more, collaborating with artisans of traditional Korean crafts for each of these projects in order to create works that embody the soul of Korean culture.
This week on Heart to Heart, we meet with Son In Sook, an artist who uses needle and thread to create limitless worlds through her art.