Eunju Park grew up in South Korea and after living in St. Albert, Canada for a decade, she started to feel disconnected from her heritage. She began to explore traditional artifacts in an attempt to reconnect with her Korean roots, discovering hanji art. Hanji is a traditional handmade paper produced from paper mulberry trees and often used to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Eunju carefully tears the paper into abstracted shapes crafting positive messaging in Korean characters and images.
“The process of creating hanji art is extremely therapeutic for me and I have an invigorated passion to share this centuries old vibrant paper with the modern world.”
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