Dear Stranger O Sculpture

Mary Lai

United States

Sculpture, Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

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: www.marylai.com/virtual-gallery *Please specify which piece from the series you want to order if different than 'Dear Stranger O' (Karen O from Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs) shown here. *Ships early June - waiting on correct custom acrylic case. Thank you!

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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

Number of Pieces:2

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Mary Lai is a Los Angeles based visual artist & designer with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design. She creates vibrant contemporary artwork that has been exhibited in LA, New York, Miami and internationally. Her ever-evolving modern artwork is full of color, evoking positivity and often brings a smile to the viewer. Her scope of work includes paintings, mixed media art, digital art (NFT’s) to large-scale murals and sculptures. Prior to her visual art journey, the seasoned designer built a career in NYC for over a decade as a fashion accessories designer, including an award-winning namesake handbag collection. With 20 years of art and design experience, Lai has worked with several notable brands including HBO Max, Vayner, St. Jude, the Wahlbergs, American Express, BAM, Snapchat and more. She has also been a panelist at SXSW, NYC.NFT and NFT Expoverse sharing about Art in Web3. She has exhibited at leading art fairs: Scope Miami Art Basel, Art Market SF, LA Art Show, Saatchi/TOAF and Plas Contemporary Korea. She continues to refine her craft and explore what it means to create art with impact in the physical and digital world.

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