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 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