DIANA UN-JIN CHO
May 30 to July 11 at the Alberta Craft Council in Edmonton
"Mini Chogak 24"
Diana Un-Jin Cho, "Mini Chogak 24," 2015, hanji and silk thread, 6.8” x 6.6”.
In Small Joys, Calgary fibre artist Diana Un-Jin Cho has created small needlework tapestries and paper collages inspired by the Korean textile called jogakbo, a form of patchwork that originated in the 14th century. First introduced to the textile at her grandparents’ house, she continued to study it at workshops and exhibitions in Seoul and Wonju. “I learned that Korean women often used jogakbo for wrapping gifts, with the belief it would bring good luck and happiness to the receiver,” she says. “In the same respect, I wish my pieces will delight and bring joy to each viewer.”