Joungmee Do: Statement
Since working as a contemporary jeweller and metalsmith in Australia I have experienced numerous new processes and concepts however I find myself continuing to seek out my cultural uniqueness, and as the work has evolved I have tried to employ these qualities in a more subtle and symbolic manner. This cultural component is now a significant element of my practice.
As an artist I strive to communicate globally through symbolic expression and a visual language that is accessible to viewers from a diverse range of different environments, and at the same time I value and incorporate the concepts that keep me anchored to the essence of my own culture.
Technically I have employed the traditional Korean metal inlay technique (Iybsa) to create the visual textural aspects associated with fabrics, which give a deeper surface enrichment to metal surfaces.