So Young Park creates one-of-a-kind jewels in 18K gold and sterling silver. Park works in series, investigating ideas that intrigue her: nature’s form, or surface texture, or dimensionality, working in precious metal. Her current collection explores form, texture and color through concave gold and silver circles that are then patinated or textured—or both. She creates texture by piercing the surface with hundreds of gold beaded pins that move softly with the wearer. She adds color to silver by using patinas in metallic blues, purples and grays. Her work is geometric and abstract, yet tactile and organic.
So Young Park graduated from Busan Art High School in Korea where she concentrated in fine art painting. Afterwards she attended Kon-Kuk University in Seoul, South Korea. She had new experiences there, which brought metals into her life. She graduated with an MFA from Kon-Kuk in metal and jewelry and then studied for a second MFA in metal and jewelry design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work has been published in two Lark Books, 1000 Rings and 500 Brooches.