My art work is strongly based on my MFA Fiber Art experience as well as Calligraphy background which I have been practicing since my youth. Much of my artwork originates from the power of a strong brush stroke, which leads me to be creatively spontaneous. Spontaneity is also a fundamental Korean aesthetic that does not pursue perfection. Through a lifetime of practicing calligraphy I have been able to gain a way to freely express my inspirations and simplify what I see with lines and forms.

I am intrigued to see how my personal imagination can turn out a real object. Pursuing an idea without preliminary drawing leads to a spontaneous way for tracing unexpected results. My working process is more open toward momentary happenings rather than controlled by plan. I rather explore and experience new and fresh ideas. The actual art piece conveys a sense of personal privacy or story. My work is an expression of my personal experience, which transfers to an experience for the wearer. Often the art forms go in unexpected directions, such as life.

Pursuing the textures of various materials and found objects, which I gather in my jewelry studio, is a way in which I explore new ways of seeing. Collaborating or combining numerous sorts of fiber and fabric reveals unique textural characteristics. I often witness how different elements play out in their own way, helping to define the destiny of each work. Simplicity in dealing with various textural forms is playful and joyful approach to the creative process.

Myung Urso