Current Short-Term Resident Artist
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Jinblossom Plati’s work represents the memories of her mother and father. The decorative elements of her work portray the value she places upon these memories. Jinblossom draws inspiration from traditional Korean patterns found on her mother’s skirts and her father’s bonsai tree collection. Although bonsai trees are usually round in shape, her bonsai sculptures have a wide and flat body to represent a childlike limited understanding of three dimensional forms. Other inspirations include a hinge and doorknob on a cabinet that belonged to her mother and her father’s bonsai tree bases, which were said to elevate the original value of the trees.
To view more work by Jinblossom visit her website at instagram.com/thejinblossom.