Recent Works

Jewelry Boats

Jewelry Boats 

Brownbear Clay, Cone 5~6

about 2 x 5 x 2 inches

‘A Way Coming Back’ – video

‘A Way Coming Back’ – a full shot

reclaimed copper wires from electrical cables, reclaimed glass, clay

100 W  x  48 L x 2 D inches when installed. 

‘A Way Coming Back’ – a closer look

‘A Way Coming Back’ – detailed shots

I did not have many chances to think about recycling, the green movement, or environmental issues before I became a mom, and I knew some people cared about those subjects and thought that was not me.

However, many things changed after I became a mom of 4 kids. As I got used to the mom’s role, I began thinking about a better environment to hand down to the next generation.

From there, I started to bring my attention to the useful materials that were about to be trashed. I found a bunch of electrical wires in my garage and realized I could turn them into a project. Some neighbors happily donated the remaining cables from their garage clean-up, and friends around me brought up the unused wires.  

It is not a fun task to peel all the messy electrical cords and pull out the copper wires from them, but I do love seeing the transformation from the used cables to metal flowers. I feel that process encouraged me to reboot my workbench and myself from a long break, like the used copper wire blooming into beautiful flowers. 

And after knowing that glass containers are not accepted in the recycling bins anymore in my neighborhood, I tried to find a way to use glass jars, bottles, etc., in my daily life. Using some of the broken glass with my glaze for my clay pieces brought me another perspective. My current work contains recycling materials, but I cannot say my study would be a good solution for this issue. Because I know the portion of recycled materials in my work is very small. 

However, I expect my work would be a good chance to think about materials we use daily and to see how the used material is returning to us. 

There’s nothing that’s not precious, and everything is useful.

Raining Flowers

‘Raining Flowers’ 

reclaimed copper wires from electrical cables. wood, mirrored panel

98 W  x  48 L x 2 D inches when installed.

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‘Raining Flowers’ on display at TRAX Visual Art Center, Lake City, SC
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‘Blooming from the Forgotten’

reclaimed copper wires from electrical cables. wood, mirrored panel

55 W  x  22.5 L x 2 D inches when installed.

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‘re : bloom’ – wall light

reclaimed copper wires from electrical cables. wood, cotton, LED lights

106 W  x  25.5 L x 3.5 D inches when installed.

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re : bloom‘ (a part)
reclaimed copper wires from electrical cables / upto 4  x 5 inch/piece

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floating : bloom

reclaimed copper wires from electrical cables, sterling silver, garnet / 3.5  x 1 x 0.2 in

‘re : bloom’

(a part of the whole piece) / reclaimed copper wires from electrical cables / upto 4 x 5 x 3 inch/piece