Papercutting works by HAE YONG KWON (KIM)
reviewed by Yumi Hogan
It’s a shame that the intricate paper cutting works of Hae Yong Kwon are only on display for two weeks. Kwon began paper cutting over 15 years ago with memories of her childhood in Korea. She continues her inspiration with her travels to over 25 countries including many states within the U.S. On display are several series- 3-Dimensional, Silhouette Set, Wall Hangings, Black/White, Marriage, Landscapes and Color.
She uses a variety of tools including X-Acto knives, sheep shears, surgical, embroidery, and cuticle scissors. She mentioned that often times she has to multi-layer her works to create the desired depth effect; there are sometimes that she will affix a different colored background to the white cut paper (especially the white paper doilies) to create the effect.
Kwon has been in several publications as well as has shown in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and Tennessee.
Korea Monitor Art Gallery
7203 Poplar St, Annandale, VA 22003
3/7/09 – 3/20/09