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wire bird on bookmark (새 + 책갈피)

철사아티스트 좋아은경 2014. 9. 19. 01:26



버려지는 철사로 새가 앉아있는 새+책갈피를 만들고 있다.
레이첼 카슨의 침묵의 봄에 나오는 문장 In nature nothing exists alone(자연을 이루는 요소들은 그 어떤 것도 홀로 존재하지 않는다)를 써넣었다.



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레이첼 카슨 생일을 즈음하여, 호주 애들레이드힐의 블레어 초등학교에 초대받았습니다. 두 반 25명의 친구들을 만나 철사로 새 만들기 워크숍을 진행했습니다. (관련 링크 호주 멜로즈 초등학교 워크숍)



Hello! I am Yoa, a wire sculpture artist from South Korea. I do wire art, I exhibit, show my works at galleries and do my wire workshops.
Today, we're going to make wire birds together. Before, I will explain how I got involved in wire art although I had no art, design education.

Let's take a look at a calendar. What do we do with old calendars? Throw them away or recycle? In my country, we commonly have recycling bins for paper, plastic, metal and glass, etc. So when we recycle calendars, we need to separate the metal spiral-bindings from papers. It's a bit bothersome but I did it every year.




One day, I visualized the round portion of spiral-binding as the leg of a bird that grasped branch, sitting. I immediately started to disassemble the calendar but left the last portion this time, straight rest of winding wire, made a bird shape that's sitting on a branch.

I made several more, titled them 'Silent Spring' from the same title of a lady called Rachel Carson's book. Have you ever heard of her?

Rachel Carson was an American marine biologist and author of 'Silent Spring' which published on 1962, recently celebrated 50th anniversary. It's all about caring for the environment as you are learning to do.

Silent Spring's famous opening chapter "a fable of tomorrow" is about a harmonious town polluted where no bird sang. The book warned about the indiscriminate use of pesticides, toxic chemicals destroy the delicate balance of nature. She alarmed the people and influenced the global movement on environment.

She greatly influenced me, too. Hoping my works make people think of her message, I've been working on it.
In 2013, My first solo exhibition 'Silent Spring; Letter to Rachel Carson' dedicated to her.




All the materials I used for my works are abandoned wires. Like twist-ties for wrapping gifts, foods and spiral-binding for calendars, notebooks, etc. So far, I still don't need to buy new materials. How many things are just become 'waste' so easily! Some people told me how it's a clever idea and I am lucky that there's so much dumped wire.

However, every time I hear that I feel like I want to cry! I rather there's no more waste so that I am having trouble to finding it.

Many people use metal things just one time and then throw them away when they are done. Often, we use them even without knowing that it passes through our hand. But the use of metals is more important than that. Of course not only metal, but also paper, plastic, wood, all other resources. If we design and plan well from the start, we can save lots of things. I believe it's possible to making essentially waste free.




Like the greencanvas calendar by Hoseob Yoon. It's a Green Design example, designed to reduce material, energy, process and to recycle with ease.

Can you spot the differences?
There's no Sundays and holidays, only black color printed, cut cover page size by one-third and... Yes! No spiral-binding! By eliminating binding the users should clip the papers of calendar every month. I am very glad that a lot of people willing to endure small inconvenience for sustainable living.

Let's make the wire bird!





First, choose a bird you'd like to make out of wire. Take a good look at the bird very closely. How does the bird look?
Drawing birds will help us have a closer look at the bird. Draw outline of it over and over again, as small as possible, more than 5 times.








You can start make your own wire bird if the shape of the bird is familiar enough. There is no particular way, using your drawing may help. If you need a hand just let me know.












Everyone did great job!

Did you know that we made birds using left over wires? It's LAN(Local Area Network) cable for internet, I found them in a neighbor's shed.

I hope you find the joy of making(as living) today. Moreover, I hope my workshop helped you to think about different ways of seeing things surrounding us and eventually about the earth.

Lastly, Here's a short quote from Rachel Carson that I want to share with you.
"In nature nothing exists alone."

Thank you!






Meet Rachel Carson + Make Little bird
Workshop on Wire Sculpture

Shape a wire bird using recycled material and share philosophy of Rachel Carson.
The workshop is designed to promote the reusing of materials minimise the amount of waste, raise awareness about environmental issues and increase appreciation of sustainable living.

Duration flexible, 50 - 90 minutes
Minimum age five
Max. number of participants 15

The workshop is open to anyone. No specific background is required.
For more information: yoayoa@gmail.com




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Today, I did my second workshop in Australia at a primary school with 12 UP class students today. I also did it with 15 young children yesterday.

I explained about my wire work and Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring' using presentation slides. After that I gave bird guide books and paper, the children drew outline of birds to make wire birds. They made wire birds based on their own drawing. Everyone were so engaged and concentrated all the time, so all the children could make beautiful, unique wire birds.

I am really glad that all the children opened up to me and shared some great moments. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet your wonderful kids!


전교생이 서른 명이 안되는 남호주의 작은 초등학교에서 철사로 새 만들기 워크숍을 두 번에 걸쳐 진행했습니다.
워크숍에 적당한 케이블 와이어나 철사를 찾기 어렵지 않을까 잠깐 걱정했는데, 워크숍 일정이 잡히고 바로 그날 저녁, 이웃집 창고에서 이제는 더이상 사용하지 않는 오래된 전화선이 나왔습니다.

첫 날, 저학년생 15명을 만났습니다.
아이들에게 매우 생소한 나라인 한국에 대해 간단히 이야기를 나누고, 준비해 간 슬라이드를 통해 와이어 아티스트로서의 제 작업과 레이첼 카슨의 침묵의 봄을 소개하였습니다.
















다음 날, 고학년 교실에서 12명의 친구들을 만나 새가 앉아있는 책갈피를 만들었습니다.




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making of dead birds

철사아티스트 좋아은경 2014. 3. 30. 14:15

쓸모를 다한 포장용 철사(트위스트 타이)를 수집하고 해체한 뒤 죽은 새를 만들고 있다.

"과연 인간에게, 생물을 생명체라고는 부르지도 못할 만큼, 겨우 숨만 붙어 있는 존재로 만들어 버릴 권리가 있는가? 방종하고 잔인한 수단으로 이 가련한 생명들의 목숨을 끊어버릴 권리가 과연 인간에게 있는가?"
레이첼 카슨, 동물 기계들 머릿글, 1964



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Mobile; sit on

철사아티스트 좋아은경 2013. 11. 26. 01:16


sit on
좋아은경, 2013-


야채 한 단을 묶는 철사를 수집·해체하여 모빌을 만들었다.

"도시와 시골의 인공세계에서 살아가는 사람은 종종 자기가 살고 있는 행성의 진정한 본질과 그 긴 역사(인류가 존재한 것은 그 속에서 찰나에 지나지 않는)에 대한 안목을 잊어버린다. 이 모든 것에 대한 감각은 긴 대양 항해에 나서 날마다 파도가 넘실대는 수평선이 뒤로 물러나는 것을 보고, 밤에는 머리 위의 별들이 움직이는 것을 보고 지구의 자전을 인식하고, 물과 바다만 존재하는 이 세계에 홀로 서서 우주에서 자기가 사는 행성의 외로움을 느낄 때, 가장 생생하게 되살아난다.
그리고 육지에서는 한번도 느껴보지 못했던 사실, 즉 우리가 살고 있는 세계가 물의 세계이며, 대륙은 모든 것을 둘러싸고 있는 바다 수면 위로 잠시 솟아있는 땅덩어리에 불과하다는 사실을 절감하게 된다."
레이첼 카슨, 우리를 둘러싼 바다, 1951


mobile works from abandoned wires.

"In the artificial world of his cities and towns, he often forgets the true nature of his planet and the long vistas of its history, in which the existence of the race of men has occupied a mere moment of time. The sense of all these things comes to him most clearly in the course of a long ocean voyage, when he watches day after day the receding rim of the horizon, ridged and furrowed by waves; when at night he becomes aware of the earth’s rotation as the stars pass overhead; or when, alone in this world of water and sky, he feels the loneliness of his earth in space. And then, as never on land, he knows the truth that his world is a water world, a planet dominated by its covering mantle of ocean, in which the continents are but transient intrusions of land above the surface of the all-encircling sea."
Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us, 1950




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Dead birds

철사아티스트 좋아은경 2013. 10. 25. 15:05





Dead Bird
좋아은경, 2013

버려진 포장용 철사의 금박을 벗겨내 죽은 새를 만드는 작업.

"과연 인간에게, 생물을 생명체라고는 부르지도 못할 만큼, 겨우 숨만 붙어 있는 존재로 만들어 버릴 권리가 있는가? 방종하고 잔인한 수단으로 이 가련한 생명들의 목숨을 끊어버릴 권리가 과연 인간에게 있는가?"
레이첼 카슨, '동물 기계들' 머릿글, 1964

"Has he the right, as in these examples, to reduce life to a bare existence that is scarcely life at all? Has he the further right to terminate these wretched lives by means that are wantonly cruel? My own answer is an unqualified no ...It is my belief that man will never be at peace with his own kind until he has recognized the Schweitzerian ethic that embraces decent consideration for all living creatures—a true reverence for life."
Rachel Carson, from her Foreword to the book Animal Machines, by Ruth Harrison, 1964






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Mobile; A Balance Has Been Reached

철사아티스트 좋아은경 2013. 10. 25. 15:02



모빌; 적절한 균형 상태
Mobile; A Balance Has Been Reached

좋아은경, 2013-

야채 한 단을 묶는 철사를 수집·해체하여 모빌을 만들었다.
주제와 재료, 도구, 작업 전 과정의 상호관계를 고려한 작업물로 일상 속에서 손쉽게 구할 수 있는 쓸모를 다해 버려진 철사를 재료로 선택하였으며 간단한 도구(니퍼)를 이용해 손으로 제작하였다. 생물 종의 다양성, 공존과 균형의 가치를 짚어보는 작업.

"단지 몇 년이 아니라 수천 년에 이르는 시간 동안 생명체는 환경에 적응하고 그 결과 적절한 균형상태에 도달했다. 이렇게 시간은 생명체의 생존에 있어 필수적 요소였지만 오늘날에는 그런 충분한 시간이 존재하지 않는다."
레이첼 카슨, 침묵의 봄, 1962

"Given time—time not in years but in millennia—life adjusts, and a balance has been reached. For time is the essential ingredient; but in the modern world there is no time." Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, 1962



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Rachel Carson

레이첼 카슨 침묵의 봄 50주년 관련기사 /해외

철사아티스트 좋아은경 2013. 10. 25. 14:48
BBC Radio 4 - And No Birds Sing: Rachel Carson and Silent Spring → Listen now (28 mins)
Wed 26 Dec 2012 21:00, BBC Radio 4



Rachel Carson and the legacy of Silent Spring →Link
Fifty years after the publication of the book that laid the foundations for the environmental movement, what have we learned from the biologist who saw the need for science to work with nature?
Robin McKie / The Observer, Sunday 27 May 2012




Rachel Carson Didn’t Kill Millions of Africans →Link
How the 50-year-old campaign against Silent Spring still distorts environmental debates.
By William Souder / SEPT. 4 2012 5:02 AM




What is the legacy of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring? →Link
Fifty years after its publication, Rachel Carson's investigation into pesticides still divides opinion.
Leo Hickman / Thursday 27 September 2012 18.10



Rachel Carson's Silent Spring Reaches Its 50th Anniversary →Link
How Silent Spring Became the First Shot in the War Over the Environment. 50 years old this month, Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring helped kickstart the environmental movement and led the U.S. to ban the pesticide DDT. So why do some people blame Carson for millions of malaria deaths in Africa?
By Bryan Walsh @bryanrwalshSept. 25, 2012





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Rachel Carson

레이첼 카슨 관련 다큐

철사아티스트 좋아은경 2013. 10. 25. 14:45

EBS 배움너머 레이첼카슨의 조용한 주장





2013 National History Day (Nationals): Silent Spring





Rachel Carson Documentary





National Women's History Month: Rachel Carson