|Title||A Different Kind of Carousel|
|Artist / Creator||Jihae Kwon|
|Place of Publication||Laie, Hawaii|
|Process / Technique||Hand-painted with gouache|
|Structure / Binding||Carousel book|
|Paper Stock||Rives BFK and Canson Mi Teintes papers|
|Number of Pages||5 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.25 x 5.75 inches closed. Extends out to 22 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 20|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered edition|
Drawing from a fond childhood memory, I gave a twist on the idea of riding a carousel being safe and fun. A Different Kind of Carousel has the theme of human-eating animals and plants. Using limited color and stylized illustrations, I emphasized on the forms and shapes.
Artist BioJihae Kwon started drawing and painting at six. She received her BFA in illustration from the University of Utah in 1999 and completed her second emphasis in graphic design in 2003. She was recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts 100 Show for her design and illustration in 2003, 2007, and 2008. She was a graphic designer for eleven years before starting her graduate studies at the Corcoran College of Art+Design. Her book art work was selected for Social Justice Gutfreund Cornett Art 2016 Exhibition, Hello Heidi Juried 2015 Exhibition, WoCA Projects' Annual Juried Artists' Books 2014 Exhibition, Less Is More Juried 2014 Exhibition, the Charting Courses / Corcoran Student Juried 2013 Exhibition, and the 918 Letterpress Ephemera Show in 2013. Her work is a part of permanent collections of Baylor University, Duke University, George Mason University, George Washington University, and Otis College of Art and Design.