Insadong in Korea is a long avenue lined with souvenirs shops, food stalls, and art galleries. After buying an authentic Korean bookmark for my collection, my sister and I chanced upon this green and leafy art gallery that, sadly, I have no more information for you readers.
Inside were a number of cheerful sculptures of children, parents, and dogs that turned out to be wholly made out of paper.
The paper craftsmanship is masterful, as you can see from this toddler and his dog
The website in the brochure I picked up didn’t point me to the gallery’s website but to the Holt Foundation. As it turns out, the Holt Foundation facilitates adoption of Korean children.
The sculptures really do tug at the heartstrings, but another thing that makes this exhibit quite interesting is the medium used. Indeed, paper no longer isn’t just used to write on or wrap with; it can be sculpted and crafted on its own. Hopefully we get to see something like this locally! Let me know if you know someone who does this! 😉