|Title||Accidents Waiting To Happen|
|Artist / Creator||Jihae Kwon|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Alexandria, Virginia|
|Process / Technique||Digital printing|
|Structure / Binding||Flag book|
|Paper Stock||Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper|
|Number of Pages||9 flags, 3 rows|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8.25 x 16.25 x inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 5|
My inspirations come from unexpected places seemingly unimportant conversations with friends, something glanced at for a moment or a forgotten memory. A bit of shared history, a phrase, or an image may trigger a chain of thoughts that lead me to the subject of my work. Through travel, I experience new cultures and gain different artistic perspective which are used as themes or visual language. Through direct and bold imagery, I create work with layers of meaning thus allowing for a multitude of interpretations. Inspired by the scenery of Ho Chi Minh City, I have created a flag book, from the photographs taken in Vietnam, showing ominous feeling of being surrounded by chaotic electric wires.
Artist BioBorn and raised in South Korea, Jihae 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 and is a 2014 MA candidate in the Art and the Book Program at the Corcoran College of Art+Design. Her book art work was selected for Less Is More Juried 2014 Exhibition, and the 918 Letterpress Ephemera Show in 2013. Her work is a part of permanent collections of the George Washington University, UCLA Biomedical Library, Yale University, and Samford University.