The Way To Be Empty 2
incense burnng and box making. Okawara, Warahanshi, book cloth
9 x 11½ x 8 closed, 108 small boxes set within five larger boxes
edition of 10 + 1 a.p.
© 2009 - $1500
The Way to Be Empty 2 is composed of 108 small boxes set within five larger boxes. Each small box with its burned cover is a page in this book. The burned-out figures on all 108 pages are renderings of a character which has various meanings, including “path” or “way” — each designed by a different stamp engraver or calligrapher.
Sun Young Kang is a native of Korea, where she received a BFA in Korean Painting from Ewha Woman’s University. After working briefly as a children’s book illustrator and designer, she moved to the United States and entered the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she received her degree in 2007.