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I begin with a sheet of hand-made Korean mulberry paper called Hanji. I soak the paper in water, a life-giving and adverse agent for papers in its perpetuating cycle. I handle this laundry-like process intently, continuing with additional layers, soaking, squeezing, kneading, and pounding sheets together until a substrate with a new temperament is built. Through this process of continuous stress and agitation, once delicate fibers interlock and reestablish themselves into a thicker, resilient membrane, named paper-skin- leather-like, porous, and luminous. I am moved by this renewal achieved by my time and labor. I use paper-skin in three methods- shaping it by gravity, casting, and wrapping objects.

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