Janny Baek


My research explores successive permutations of form and surface that are captured in a moment of flux. Each piece is a crystallization of an unresolved state of ongoing transformation, and a determination of the magnitude, axes, polarity, and orientation of pressures and the direct and indirect consequences of these compound effects upon the surface. The operations I am fascinated by are the dynamic phases of opening or closing, multiplying or dividing, folding, dissolving, blooming. Color and pattern are important to me not only because they are an integral part of the definition of the surface, but ultimately because they are able to be an expression of the vibrant and strange nature of growth and change.