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Joungmee Do: Longevity

Exhibition  /  14 Jun 2011  -  02 Jul 2011
Published: 16.06.2011
Joungmee Do. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Steel, fine silver, pure gold. Joungmee, DoBrooch: 2011Steel, fine silver, pure gold. Joungmee Do
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Steel, fine silver, pure gold


Joungmee, Do
Brooch: 2011
Steel, fine silver, pure gold

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(...) In Korean folklore, there are ten symbols of longevity: the sun, mountains, clouds, rock, water, cranes, tortoises, deer, pine tree and immortals’ fungus (pullocho). These symbols are representative of man’s deep desire for happiness in the present world (...)

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Joungmee Do

In Korean folklore, there are ten symbols of longevity: the sun, mountains, clouds, rock, water, cranes, tortoises, deer, pine tree and immortals’ fungus (pullocho). These symbols are representative of man’s deep desire for happiness in the present world and appear in folk paintings as decorative motifs. 

Longevity is Melbourne-based Joungmee Do’s response to her exploration of Korean folklore. Her reworking of these auspicious symbols comes in the form of necklaces and brooches. Joungmee’s intricately detailed pieces employ traditional Korean metal inlay techniques (or iybsa) as well as complex etching and metal colouring. The result is work that links contemporary expression with the traditional Korean spiritual and symbolic world.

Joungmee Do. Brooch: Gold Inlayed, 2011. Steel, pure gold, fine silver. Joungmee Do
Brooch: Gold Inlayed, 2011
Steel, pure gold, fine silver
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Joungmee Do. Neckpiece: Peony, 2011. Steel, fine silver. Joungmee Do
Neckpiece: Peony, 2011
Steel, fine silver
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Joungmee Do. Neckpiece: Pine tree, 2011. Stainless steel, steel, fine silver, pure gold, sterling silver. Joungmee Do
Neckpiece: Pine tree, 2011
Stainless steel, steel, fine silver, pure gold, sterling silver
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