A few days ago, I stumbled upon this image on newyorksocialdiary.com.
This image is from the LOOT opening night at the Museum of Arts and Design. Meredith Bernstein, a veteran literary agent, is wearing my Velcro neckpiece!! I remember showing her my pieces, and she became one of my private collectors.
It is very different feeling, since it is a rare experience to see that someone is wearing my work in a public space. It's fresh to look at it without my body and a gallery setting. This image reminds me of one paragraph in my thesis book.
Magdalena Ringels states, “What is so wonderful with jewelry is that it has a public arena beyond the white-washed gallery walls. This is something that few other art forms have.” I feel privileged to be able to create work that can become so intimately involved in the wearers’ everyday lives. I hope the work I create can provide an everlasting experience that reminds the wearer of the possibility of being dazzled by new ways of thinking, doing, and being. - Reconfiguring the Ordinary by Yong Joo Kim
Finally, I feel like my work became alive and more complete. So I wanted to share this photo and my thoughts with you all. Hope you all enjoy it! Thank you again, Meredith, for your supports!