A River is Found on the Other End | Yoonshin Park

Medium: Screenprint
Year: 2021
Edition size: 16
Dimensions: 18″ x 18″
Published Spudnik Press Cooperative
Inscriptions: Edition Number (left back), Signature (right back)
Produced in collaboration with Jonathan Hannau (composer)

Beginning with a crinkling cadenza of paper material, a solitary note eventually finds its voice through quiet colors. This note bends around looking for the “river”, eventually finding the source. A lush melody ebbing and flowing takes over and guides our lone traveler to the end of the river. – Jonathna Hannau

In response to the sound component of this project, the visual process focuses on translating abstract soundscapes with elements gathered from threads of conversation: corresponding colors, lines, and forms resonating the dynamics and density of the sound structure. This imaginary walk traces a long path to the river.” – Yoonshin Park

Ten x Ten is a collaboration between visual artists and musicians exploring visual and auditory interaction. By challenging artists to conceptualize their work across media, Ten x Ten asks participants to stretch and expand their creative process. Through producing a limited edition compilation and public presentation of the resulting artworks, Ten x Ten documents, celebrates, and promotes Chicago’s artistic community.

Yoonshin Park is a Chicago based multimedia artist, curator, and educator working with sculptural papers, artist books, and installations. Her interest in the comprehensive process of papermaking and bookbinding caters her work to encompass various elements woven into complete objects. She often uses her experience as a foreign transplant to question space and its implications in defining one’s identity as the inspiration behind her work.