Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The work of Kay Kang, a Korean-born artist who received her MA in printmaking from San Francisco State University:

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Artist's Statement:

"The inspiration for my installation "It's A Girl !!", is from traditional Korean customs for announcing the birth of a new born baby. When a male is born, charcoals and peppers are hung on a hemp rope, which is proudly attached to the front door of the home. When a female is born, only charcoal is hung on the hemp rope, for the birth of a girl was not met with the same congratulations as the birth of a boy. "It's A Girl !!" is a celebration of the birth of a girl, which has been neglected too often in Korean customs."