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Series 2017-1

36″h x 36″w x 3″
© PJ Bergin

Mulberry Paper (Hanji), Bees Wax, Baltic Birch


Series 2017-1 combines stitching pieces of the Hanji together, cutting out patterns as children do to create “snowflakes”, fusing with the Joomchi technique and lastly creating characters of calligraphy-inspired graphics. The results are colorful, textural and can have many interpretations. Even though the artwork and papers may look delicate, the papers are very strong and durable due to the strength of the fibrous mulberry plant.

Joomchi is a 500-year-old Korean paper-making technique that uses water to fuse several layers of handmade mulberry papers (Hanji) together. PJ Bergin is bringing her unique artistic sensibility to this ancient medium.


Ready for Hanging, all hardware included


36"h x 36"w x 3", Fine Art Papers, Overlays