"A Dream in a Dream in a Dream on Wings"
A Call for Action for Girls to be Free
to dream, to fly and achieve their goals
Korea Bojagi Forum
SETEC Convention Center, Seoul, South Korea
May 31 - Jun 3, 2018
DANCE IN BLUE & GREENContemporary Bojagi Sculpture
15 x 39 in / 38 x 99 cm
Silk and Poly organza.
DANCE IN GREEN WITH WINGSContemporary Bojagi Sculpture
14 x 48 in / 36 x 122 cm
Silk and Poly Organza. Pieced
COCOON IN BLACK & WHITEContemporary Bojagi Sculpture
13 x 36 in / 33 x 91 cm
Silk & Poly Organza.
A Dream in a Dream in a Dream on Wings
A Call for Action
Be the Best
Find your Passion
Discover your Wings and Dance
Accept Adversity as a challenge
Fly, Soar high
Explore the Heavens
In many cultures around the world, girls are not wanted, girls are not valued. Some consider them property, or commodities for sale. China & India have the highest rates of girls not born, or murdered after they are born.
Girls are denied opportunities for life, education, or careers of their choice in most countries around the world. Freedom is not a right. Dreams are trampled on, or crushed. Culture, deep tradition or limited education can make life unbearable.
COCOON OF POWER
is a Declaration of 21 Women from 11 countries on 4 continents
whose statements reflect their journey to Command their Space in this World.
They span the decades of life experiences from 32 to 80+.
Mostly hand-written these powerful statements are delicate in appearance. They are recorded and hand stitched on a spiraling Cocoon in white organza.
"If you believe it, you can achieve it"
They believed in their value
They believed in themselves
Accepted adversity as a gift
Faced challenges and discovered opportunities
Found freedom through education, hard work, mentors, ambition and goals
Fought repeated rejection and persevered
Aimed high. Never gave up
Survived hunger and cancer to rejoice in hard work, life and adventure
Contributed to knowledge. Fostered creativity
Positive, positive, positive energy
When there was nothing developed enduring art exhibitions
Funded education and changed the lives of girls in remote mountainous villages
Overcame prejudice and tradition to pursue passion and nurture creativity in others
Nurtured their daughters to be their best
Healed broken bones, heartbreak to become a mentor & marathoner
Created successful businesses
Left home and country at 18 to find reality of dreams in a foreign land
"I fight the misconception that I am too nice/sweet/pretty to be an attorney one case at a time"
"If you believe it, you can achieve it."
"I found my voice in the classroom, in the boardroom, in every room I inhabit.
My voice is power"