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Time for this week’s Style Imitating Art choice! Plus, if you stay tuned, you can see some of MY new art. And, yes, I hinted about it in a previous SIA post.
Anyway, first up is Jen’s choice for this week. It’s a striking patchwork wrapping cloth from Korea, called a “jogakbo,” that was made by an unidentified artist, ca. 1950–80.
This particular piece is part of the collection at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met recently released almost 400,000 images of their collection into public domain, And they didn’t just release older artwork images — they’ve got newer stuff, too! For example, this fabric.
Here’s how the Richmond Art Center describes jogakbo:
Bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths, are used to wrap, cover, or carry things in daily life from precious ritual objects to everyday clothes, household goods, and food. Jogakbo refers to a colorful patchwork bojagi that is strikingly contemporary and was historically made with remnants of fabrics from leftover cloths.
I’m looking forward to putting together an outfit inspired by this piece. It’s a chance to break out of the rut I’ve been in with the neutrals and wear some of the brighter stuff I have in my closet. Or, you know, just stick to beige and black. We’ll see!
Don’t forget that if you want to participate, just snap a photo of an outfit you wore inspired by this piece and email it to email@example.com by next Monday, April 24th.
And, finally, as promised, here’s my new artwork:
Yep! I went and got my tattoo for Chewie. It’s my fifth tattoo and, yes, it still hurt in certain spots but, weirdly, it was the outline that hurt more than filling it in. Anyway, I’m happy I got it done and I think it turned out perfectly.