Steven Junil Park is based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, was a resident in the Rekindle workshop between October 2020 and March 2021, funded by Creative New Zealand. He is the pair of hands behind the label '6x4' under which he explores all manner of objects to do with human living, focusing on apparel. His practice explores and masters object-making including clothing, jewellery, shoes and furniture. He makes individual works that often feature reused, natural dyed, or locally found materials. @6x4online
Steven teaches workshops with Rekindle that shares the skills of hand darning, jogakbo (a Korean patchwork technique), pocket additions and hand-embroidered labels.
Patch pockets 2021
Hand-embroidered labels 2021
Hand darning 2020
Shoe-making (images by Justyn Denney)