Word Tattoo

I invite you to join me on a journey to explore memories of the future.

a blog by john-michael korpal

Thank YOU

Re • sil • ience was an amazing experience!


Thank you to everyone for all the ❤️ and support during my exhibit!


I am so thankful for Devon Bank for providing the space, West Ridge Community Organization, West Ridge Artists and all the other individuals that helped create the Magic!


This was the first of events by West Ridge Artists please follow them on Instagram to learn of future events!


Thank you!!!




Thank You Thank You Thank You

THANK YOU to everyone that came out to the opening of the show last night!

(and a special thank you to everyone behind the scenes that helped to make the magic happen!)

It was a wonderful evening!

The exhibit runs May 16-June 16

Devon Bank (lower level)


Stop by if you get a chance…..



18 inches x 18 Inches

New STUFF is happening in the Studio!


I am currently enrolled in a Quilt Making class at the Hyde Park Art Center through my participation in The Center Program this year.


I just finished my first sample piece, freshly washed and dried!


This gave me a wonderful opportunity to learn some of the different technical elements of putting together a quilt.


This process really resinated with me as I am constantly placing non-related objects together to explore the narrative that is revealed in the process.


Quilting provides a new way for me to connect the stories.


I have already started on the next piece…


It will be much larger and constructed completely with paper.





Quilt Making Class at HPAC

I am so excited to be participating in the Center Program at the Hyde Park Art Center.


Two weeks ago I decided to register for a quilting class to explore how working with a new medium might inform my creative process.


These are images from my first two classes. I have learned so much already and have so many questions!


I can’t wait to see how this will inspire my finial installation for the HPAC exhibition later this year.



Time = 36 Hours