Jana Sim
Chicago, IL

Top: ESL, $450
Middle: Korean Traditional Door Patterns ,SOLD
Bottom: Korean Traditional Door ,SOLD

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About this Book - ESL

When one does not understand a language; the language becomes a wonderful design. English is text but to me it is also beautiful forms of shapes and patterns. This book is bound in tunnel book style binding. It is 10 x 10 inches closed size and when it opens it makes a 10 inches deep space. It consists of 10 sheets of hand-marbled Arches heavy-weight paper with punched alphabet. The book is contained in a handmade drop spine box with foil stamped title in the spine. Edition of 6.

About this Book - Korean Traditional Door Patterns

This book is dedicated to my father. The Images are from my father’s works of Korean traditional doors with the titles of each of the patterns written in Korean. The binding is a single-sheet Coptic binding, sewn across the spine. Its dimensions are 5 x 5 x 2 inches consisting of 11 pages of laser-cut, etched images and text on wood. Unique book.

About this Book - Korean Traditional Door

Traditional Korean Door gives me the memories of my childhood and my past. It is a bridge linking me with my family, my friends and my reminiscence. This book is made in Japanese binding style with covers made of transparent plastic etched in the shape of a Korean door. Its dimensions are 13.5 x 5 x 1.5 inches and it is constructed of 15 pages of reverse-folded laser cut Korean paper. The book is contained in a handmade drop spine box with traditional Korean doorknob. Unique book.

Artist Biography

Jana Sim came to USA in September 2002. After earning her BFA in painting from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sim relocated to Chicago and entered MFA book and paper program at Columbia College Chicago. Sim’s works can be divided into two themes where one is the Korean doors which represent the memories of childhood and past, the reminiscence. The other theme is about the difficulties she faces living as an International Student and the cultural differences between Korea and the United States. Sim started exhibitions from 2006 and her book art works are at numerous exhibitions in the US.

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