7 SEP, 2012
Sculptor Jae Ko uses unusual material: machine paper and traditional Asian inks. She unwinds and reshapes miles of everyday office paper into an alluring form, then bathes it in vats of ink and lets dry over months. Ko says: “The edges of infinitely long pieces of paper create line drawings which spiral, tighten, and loosen depending on how I roll them.”As Ko's paper takes the ink and dries, it elongates and swells into organic sculptural forms. The outcome, the color, form and texture with a wealth of emotions and allusions, is simply exquisite.