Born in Korea, educated in Japan and the U. S., Jae Ko's father was a calligrapher and she grew up watching him working with inks on paper. When she began to study art she studied calligraphy. Ko initiated her mature work in paper she created an elegy for her deceased father by setting in sand at the Atlantic shore a large roll of paper slit vertically to its center, and exposing it to the rhythms of the tides. The resulting natural chaos in the forms of the paper constituted the beginning of her inquiries into the poetics of flow, which have continued in her recent works.
JK383 RED, 2019
JK 368 Black, 2008