Art at the Nexus of Sculpture and Joomchi
Working with mulberry paper (Hanji) gives me a freedom to create contemporary, abstract work using the traditional technique of “Joomchi”. The paper is handmade in Korea and, when wet, can be fused and manipulated into shapes and various forms.
Joomchi is an ideal technique for this type of approach. I bring all of my talent and experience to bear through the mulberry paper – cutting it, shaping it, wetting it, fusing and re-fusing it, changing its character and color, transforming it into sculptural shapes, and sometimes clothing!
PJ Bergin, 2023