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So Young Park

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Published: 02.10.2017

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Her jewelry pieces express the power of life through organic plant forms and sea lives.
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So Young Park. Brooch: Shadow pine, 2017. Sterling silver and oil paint.. 7 x 5 x 2 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Shadow pine, 2017
Sterling silver and oil paint.
7 x 5 x 2 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Red Cloud, 2017. Oxidized silver, carnelian, peridot, garnet and enamel.. 9 x 6 x 2 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Red Cloud, 2017
Oxidized silver, carnelian, peridot, garnet and enamel.
9 x 6 x 2 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Black sprouts, 2017. Oxidized silver,18k yellow gold and white diamonds.. 6 x 6 x 2 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Black sprouts, 2017
Oxidized silver,18k yellow gold and white diamonds.
6 x 6 x 2 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Moon wings, 2017. Oxidized silver, citrine and tourmaline.. 10 x 6 x 2 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Moon wings, 2017
Oxidized silver, citrine and tourmaline.
10 x 6 x 2 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Moon or wave, 2017. Oxidized silver,18k yellow gold, white diamonds and 24k gold leaf.. 8 x 5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Moon or wave, 2017
Oxidized silver,18k yellow gold, white diamonds and 24k gold leaf.
8 x 5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Sprouting series 1, 2008. Sterling silver and citrine. . 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Sprouting series 1, 2008
Sterling silver and citrine. 
5.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Sprouting series 2, 2008. 18k yellow gold and tourmaline. 5 x 5 x 1 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Sprouting series 2, 2008
18k yellow gold and tourmaline
5 x 5 x 1 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Sunrise, 2014. 18k yellow gold and agate.. 6 x 7 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Sunrise, 2014
18k yellow gold and agate.
6 x 7 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Blue bubbles, 2013. Oxidized silver, turquoise and garnet.. 20 x 6 x 9 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Blue bubbles, 2013
Oxidized silver, turquoise and garnet.
20 x 6 x 9 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Blooming at night, 2015. Oxidized silver, carnelian and corundum.. 5 x 8 x 4 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Blooming at night, 2015
Oxidized silver, carnelian and corundum.
5 x 8 x 4 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Breeze hill, 2014. Oxidized silver and 18k yellow gold.. 5 x 14 x 4 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Breeze hill, 2014
Oxidized silver and 18k yellow gold.
5 x 14 x 4 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Chrysanthemum, 2012. Oxidized silver, 18k yellow gold and tourmaline.. 6 x 3 x 3 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Chrysanthemum, 2012
Oxidized silver, 18k yellow gold and tourmaline.
6 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Sprouting series, 2009. Sterling silver and peridot.. 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Sprouting series, 2009
Sterling silver and peridot.
5.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Dreaming tree, 2010. Oxidized silver and tourmaline.. 7 x 7 x 1 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Dreaming tree, 2010
Oxidized silver and tourmaline.
7 x 7 x 1 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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So Young Park. Brooch: Nativity, 2003. Oxidized silver and pearls.. 20 x 6 x 9 cm. Photo by: So Young Park. So Young Park
Brooch: Nativity, 2003
Oxidized silver and pearls.
20 x 6 x 9 cm
Photo by: So Young Park
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Intro
So Young Park is originally from South Korea. At an early age, she found interest in the arts and concentrated in fine art painting at an art high school. She earned a BFA and a MFA from Kon Kuk University in South Korea in 1999 and received her second MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2003. After finish school, she taught metalsmithing at Syracuse University and RIT from 2003 to 2007 as an adjunct. In 2006, So Young decided to start her career as a jewelry artist. She has also taught at many workshops throughout the United States and South Korea. Currently, she is running her own jewelry and metals studio called So Young Park Studio. She is actively participating in shows and exhibitions in United State as a jewelry and metalsmithing artist.

Statement

So Young Park had a tragic experience involving her several friend deaths since her middle school. In Asia, Buddhism believes a transmigration. People who believe Buddhism hope when their family or friend died, the person will be born again into another new body. The human nativity can be regarded as the sprouting of new life comparable to the blooming of a flower from death during winter to the newborn in spring. From an atheistic point view, perennial nature reveals the beauty of the eternal cycles of life.

So Young Park jewelry pieces express the power of life through organic plant forms and sea lives. Most of her jewelry pieces are assembled through the harmonic use of wires, hammered textures, and hand engraved patterns metal pieces creating, elegant, yet unusual visual forms.  The use of wires, beads, and other small elements represent the single cells that make up all life. Each piece contributes to long and painful process to create a beautiful piece, a beautiful life. The wires on her jewelry assist in narrating the story of a blooming and sprouting nativity.

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2017:
Workshop  29 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017  Lecture and workshop.
Sung-Shin Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibition  03 Nov 2017 - 05 Nov 2017  Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show.
The carter center, Atlanta, GA
Exhibition  02 Nov 2017 - 05 Nov 2017  SOFA Chicago 2017.
Aaron Faber Gallery

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Book:  Art Jewelry Today 4. Sandra Korinchak.  2016
Book:  500 art necklaces. Linda Darty.  Lark Books:  2013
Magazine:  So Young Park. Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist:  2012
Featured cover and article.
Magazine:  So Young Park. Indesign Magazine:  2011
Catalogue:  SOFA Chicago Catalog. 2010
Catalogue:  SOFA New York Catalog. 2010
Book:  Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop. Mary Hettmansperger.  Lark Jewelry Books:  2010
Book:  500 gemstone jewels. Linda Darty.  Lark Books:  2009
Book:  Art Jewelry Today 2. Jeffrey B..  Sunyder:  2008
Book:  500 wedding rings. Linda Darty.  Lark Books:  2008
Book:  Modern Jewelry from Modular Parts. Marthe Le Van.  Lark Jewelry Books:  2007
Book:  The Art and Crafts of Making Jewlary. Joanna Gollberg.  Lark Books:  2006
Book:  500 Brooches. Linda Darty.  Lark Books:  2005
Untitled Brooch
Book:  1000 Rings. Linda Darty.  Lark Books:  2004
Sprouting l and Vitality.
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