Born and raised in Seoul, Yoon Ah PAIK graduated from Pratt Institute N.Y. with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in spring 2011. Paik’s work was created as part of her jewelry senior thesis, which is inspired by the repeating and three-dimensional patterns of the cactus. Her collection references two different elements of the plant—its prickly exterior and fleshy core—and employs multiple materials such as silver, fabric, plastics, and natural pearls to represent the cactus’s unique forms and textures.
Pratt Institute is uniquely positioned as the only school in New York City to offer a comprehensive course of study in jewelry and metalsmithing resulting in a BFA
Yoon Ah PAIK – Barrel Cactus Bracelet - sterling silver – - (Senior Jewelry Thesis Show)
Yoon Ah PAIK – Prickly Pear Cactus Necklace - sterling silver, fresh water pearls
Yoon Ah PAIK – Spine Necklace – sterling silver, fresh water pearls