Jon Riis is a tapestry artist exploring the history of human civilization. Amazingly, all her diverse patterns, intricate forms, and rich colors are handmade by weaving threads. Painterly realism and refined design elements are interwoven through insight, intuition and technique into cultural history. Riis finds her subject matter from diverse cultural products and sophisticatedly reinterprets them in her artwork.
The red tapestry in a kimono shape represents man’s muscle. Garments cover parts of the human body and provide an expression of personal taste and style. In contrast, this work discloses that humans have an internal structure in common. For the artist, what’s inside one man is not very different from all other men.


  • Title: Flesh Kimono
  • Creator: Jon Eric Riis
  • Location Created: U.S.A
  • Physical Dimensions: w111 x l143.5 ㎝
  • Type: Textile art
  • Rights: The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum, Sookmyung Women's University

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