Sun uses a variety of Eastern and Western signs,
symbols and found objects to express her personal
commitment and boundless energy in integrating
the two cultures that she lives in. The work draws
from ancient Korean characters and the principles
of yin and yang, focusing on the use of contrast
and juxtaposition to illustrate the connection
between all things and their inter-relationship.
often find hidden messages that personally connect
to aspects of themselves or their history in a
way that transcends one’s culture of origin
or spiritual orientation. One is struck by the
peacefulness, and meditative effect that draws
viewers deeper inward.
has been working professionally as a Mixed Media Artist,
Combining the love of fiber with mixed media on hand
made paper, the work is innovative, and imaginative.
She begins by making her canvas with traditional Korean
mulberry paper and a wide range of natural fibers, including
hemp, abaca and cotton linter. This innovative technique
of casting, pulp painting, printing, embroidery, and
embossing method make the work highly textured and tactile.
goal of her work is to open up the possibilities within
the medium of hand-made paper.
Hye Sun Baik’s work is represented in art galleries
in Asia, Canada and the US, also at International Art
expositions in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and