Artist Wonju Seo

Colors in My Surroundings

Wonju Seo adds layers of fabric using Korean traditional patchwork technique "Jogakbo" bringing beautiful flow in composition and color balance.

A "Jogakbo" is a style of patchwork, traditionally used to create domestic wrapping cloths (known as Bojagi) from scraps of left-over fabrics.

Year: 2009
Medium: Handsewn textile, Korean silk, thread
Dimensions: 24H x 24W in
Original Artwork Price: $3,500

Wrapping with Blessings

The dynamic geometric lines and powerful contrasts of colors represent Seo as an active, creative, and contemporary woman. The patchworks in “Wrapping with Blessings” convey her best wishes for her viewers, as the stitching of small pieces of the fabric means a blessing of good fortune and longevity in Korean culture.