November 16, 2015
Based on interviews with Claudette Chee, a seamstress/crafter in Oahu, Reinforced is comprised of four small pojagi (korean quilts) packed into a matching drawstring bag. On one side of each flag features text recounting a time Chee depended upon the kindness and support from family, friends, or strangers to run her business. On the back of each flag is a Korean phrase of encouragement. The project revolves around the importance of social interactions with others as well as the co-dependence on one another.