Cosmopolitan, woven paper sculptures in custom white shadow box, 21.5 x 21.5" $1200
Growing up in a tiny fishing village on the small island of Taiwan surrounded with a rich heritage of native culture and natural beauty, I became sensitive to vibrant colours and texture at an early age.
I was formally trained in textile artistry in the New Brunswick College of Craft and design where I was inspired to combine my weaving skills with my creative thoughts to push the boundaries of textile art.
Creating intricate paper pieces from repurposed magazines allows me to stay with my traditional textile training in the form of weaving but to also explore using new materials and methods to create one of a kind work.Caring about the environment has led me to repurpose discarded magazine paper as my new textile.
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An honors graduate in Textile Design from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in 1994, I-Chun began her career weaving scarves and shawls using yarn that she dyed in the traditional Japanese wrap-dyeing technique known as IKAT. This technique ensured that no two creations were identical.
Between 1992 and 1997 I-Chun received numerous grants and awards for her work both as a student and as a professional fibre artist. In 1998 I-Chun decided to focus her creative energy on raising a family and she purchased a small café in downtown Fredericton where her pleasant personality and the creative menu made the café a success. However, by 2013 the yearning to get back to what she loved was so much that she decided to sell the café and set up a home studio.
I-Chun was never one to follow tradition nor wanted to duplicate any piece of work so she looked at working with non-traditional weaving materials and ways to create one of kind pieces of art. Her love of magazines, nature and protecting the environment led her to an artist’s logical conclusion: she decided to reuse magazines by using the pages as her material source for her weaving and art work. Pages are meticulously cut, sliced, woven, crocheted or folded together to create a unique, one of a kind, art work.
Nest in Peace, woven paper sculptures in custom white shadow box, 21.5 x 21.5", $1200
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