Dear Stranger A Sculpture by Mary Lai

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Dear Stranger A

Mary Lai

United States


Size: 12.5 W x 12.5 H x 2.5 D in

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About The Artwork

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. Virtual tour: *Please specify which piece from the series you want to order if different than 'Dear Stranger A' (Alicia Keys) shown here. *Ships early June - waiting on correct custom acrylic case. Thank you!

Details & Dimensions

Multi-paneled Sculpture:Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:12.5 W x 12.5 H x 2.5 D in

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Mary Lai is a Los Angeles based visual artist & designer. She has a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Mason Gross School of the Arts and built a career in fashion handbags & accessories in New York City. She had an award-winning namesake handbag collection prior to her relocation to Los Angeles. The seasoned artist creates vibrant contemporary artwork that has exhibited at Miami Art Basel Week and art shows in Los Angeles, Dallas and New York. She mixes the unexpected in her artwork and you can see her fashion/graphic design background through her composition, choice of color and use of textures. Her playful art is often inspired by her young children and pop culture; building the relationship between primary images and associations with people that have inspired her and generations. With over 15 years of design experience she has worked on a full range of mediums including digital, fine art, product design to large scale murals and art installations.

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