Dear Stranger J Installation by Mary Lai

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Dear Stranger J

Mary Lai

United States


Size: 12.5 W x 12.5 H x 2.5 in

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Dear Stranger J

Mary Lai


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Art Description

Installation: Fabric, plexi acrylic case, found objects vinyl on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric), Plastic, Other.

How darling is this series created by two strangers that were introduced by a mutual friend to create a unique artist collaboration? The process began like artist pen pals. From Los Angeles, California Mary Lai designed characters based on her A-Z series with iconic female musicians that were sent digitally to Soo Kyung Kwag based in Busan, Korea. Soo Kyung would translate the digital form into a dimensional doll-like character of each icon. She used special fabrics and natural dying methods to handcraft each icon then mail them back to LA. Mary individually hand wrapped vinyl records with colorful threads to create a vibrant background for each fabric characters.

The 26 piece series was individually assembled into clear acrylic cases. ‘DEAR STRANGER’ is an exhibition merging art, music, and different cultures together with the belief that great things can happen when you try something new with someone new.

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*Please specify which piece from the series you want to order if different than 'Dear Stranger J' (Jennifer Lopez) shown here.
*Ships early June - waiting on correct custom acrylic case. Thank you!

Artist Recognition

Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Los Angeles, Dallas

Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection