414. JEE HYE KWON Botanic, 2018
Silver and Copper
1.5" x 2.75" x 1"
Courtesy of Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Jee Hye Kwon earned her BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Inspired by architectural forms and topographical shapes in nature, Kwon aspires to create works which combine the renderings of an architect with the delicate skills of a master jeweler. Employing multiple gages of gold and silver wire in varied tones, the artist’s works are distinguished by their ‘see-through-spaces.’ Fluidly interlinked organic forms suggest dynamic movement, especially accentuated by the white and black of silver and Shakudo. Kwon’s work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Kamm Teapot Foundation, North Carolina.