najeon-chilgi

seoul, S KOREA

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The “Najeon-Chilgi” or "mother-of-pearl" print was made during the beginning days of quarantine of the COVID-19 pandemic. The moments during isolation were filled with uncertainty, fear, and everyone panicked as toilet paper became a hot commodity overnight.

What’s normally an underappreciated household good, toilet paper was sold out everywhere in the USA. Each and every roll became precious. Noticing unique debossed patterns from various brands of toilet paper sparked the idea for this print, which is a collage of all the designs seen at home, and sent through photos from friends and family via zoom and facetime chats.

Target. Portland, OR. March 2020.

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Collecting toilet paper documenta

Painting while in isolation. The design started as a watercolor painting of the few toilet paper on hand.

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