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Jinwon Chang: "Hweh-Geeh" Returning Again

Returning Again
December 14, 2014 - OCtober 3, 2015

Responding to three near death experiences in water, Jinwon Chang's works on paper and sculptures of bamboo and paper involve marine animals, vessels, and other water related imagery as subject matter for his work.

Of his work on this project Chang says,"Hweh-Geeh is “to return again” in Korean, as we are born we are destined to return to the source...Using the traditional and natural elements of bamboo strips and Korean Kozo paper, each vessel is symbolic of our naked selves on this journey. The present state of duality is revealed in the microcosmos of the vessels in relation to the macrocosmos of its environment." 

Jinwon Chang was born in South Korea in 1967. He holds two MFAs - 1996 Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea; 2006 SUNY New Paltz University, New Paltz, New York.