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Series 2017-13

Peace and Harmony
14” h X 14”w X 3”
© PJ Bergin

Hanji, Rice Paper, Sumi-e Ink, Encaustic, Baltic Birch


Harmony is a goal for many in daily life. It can be interrupted with unplanned interactions. Staying present and welcoming what can be discourse is part of the flow.

The hand-painted Asian calligraphy is given an unusual surface with the encaustic finish.  Various layers of encaustic on the Joomchi-fused Hanji sculpture give the mulberry paper a unique texture and translucency. The artwork depicts strength, creativity and harmony as we continue to renew society day to day.

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


14” x 14” x 3”, Fine Art Papers, Making My Mark