PINE TREE NECKPIECE, 2011, JOUNGMEE DO, FINE SILVER, STEEL, FINE GOLD, STERLING SILVER. 75X65X35MM. PHOTO: JEREMY DILLON – TAASA Review September 2011
In her covered bowls, Joungmee Do crosses traditional boundaries by constructing lidded vessels in metal with chiselled and inlayed surfaces that display intricate patterns and texture usually associated with textile processes such as embroidery and wrapping clothes (bojagi) or Wancho basketry.
Textile craft in Korea includes embroidery, patchwork and quilting, and is predominantly practiced by women.
Korean patchwork is quite unique, made either with open weave ramie, which lends itself to geometric patterning or small pieces of silk with intricate embroidery which would have been a detail on a special piece of clothing, each piece carefully hand stitched together...