In 2020, WsOH was founded by a group of designers from Taiwan, the United States and Japan who love arts, retro, design, and distinctive styles. We hope to create an art platform that shares paintings, handmade accessories and retro accessories.
The full name of WsOH is “Wings of Hope”, which contains the meaning of bringing hope to the impoverished women. We hope that this platform can be like angel wings, bringing new life and hope to the impoverish women. Our founder traveled around the world due to her work. In 2019, she was responsible for the project of the mental health counseling center for female workers in India. She contacted with Indian women of different socioeconomic backgrounds on the daily basis. Many of them suffered from domestic violence, marital problems, and gender inequalities at work.
After the project was completed, our founder returned to Taiwan and the United States to share what she had seen in India; she decided to establish the WsOH brand with friends in the United States and Taiwan to help these Indian women. Therefore, we will donate forty percent of the profit from our painting and designs to Indian local women foundations [Sisters living works]. In addition, we will regularly share articles on our website. After the pandemic is over, we hope to create a workshop for disadvantaged Indian women. Moreover, we also sell the works of Indian designers on this platform.
WsOH 全名 Wings of Hope，希望帶給弱勢婦女希望的意思，期望這個平台像天使的翅膀，可以保護弱勢婦女獲得新生和希望。創辦人由於工作的關係，到處旅行，2019年外派到印度，負責印度女工心理諮詢室的專案計畫，每天接觸到不同階層的印度婦女，許多更是因為家庭暴力、婚姻問題，以及職場上各種性別不平等，過著非常辛苦的生活。
Products we sell:
(1) We sell our own designed accessories. The ingredients include crystal, silver, resin, and brass, which are made of American anti-allergic materials and Indian crystals. Our designers love Indian yoga and meditation. They hope that the energy jewelry can bring spiritual help to the customers. Likewise, we will donate twenty percent of sales to the social enterprise projects.
(2) We collect retro accessories from only the United States and Europe. Some of the accessories are the donation from our partners in the United States. The sales from the donated accessories will completely become the fund for the social enterprise.
(3) We also sell paintings by American artists, including acrylic, alcohol ink and watercolor paintings. Again, we will donate 15% of the net income to the impoverished women in India.
Design inspiration of founder:
My profession is a therapist. Art therapy is the reason why I started getting touch with arts and design. I slowly began my design career by learning painting. In the process of making psychological paintings with my patients, I fell deeply in love with abstract paintings and emotional paintings. Both styles of painting are in the modern art category.
In modern arts, I am very interested in cubist paintings. I like characters, buildings, and even the deconstruction of the objects. This style of painting allows the objects to become very different from their original forms, which frees the objects from the constraints of external forms without changing the inwardness. This style of painting seems to encourage all objects’ consciousness to develop freely, which makes any fixed appearance can reassemble with one's own point of view. I am fascinated with the geometry. Any object or landscape can become another form with the patchwork of geometry while the essence still exists. It is as if we are in a body, but our consciousness can drift around. Since I am not a person who advocates mainstream ideas, I really enjoy deconstructed paintings because it not only makes my consciousness completely free and innovative, but also breaks the framework, restriction, and present the art in a completely different form.
The inspiration of creativity for resin jewelry:
I like painting flowers very much, just as I am fascinated with cubist paintings. I cannot wait to deconstruct the flowers, so when I create resin flower jewelry, I like to use various geometric shapes to deconstruct the flowers. My inspiration comes from shapes such as circles, triangles, rhombuses, and trapezoids. In order to create an unusual visual impact, I enjoy making an accessory looks like a flower, but also like a geometry. The flower is not just a flower. You can reorganize and interpret it with your own point of view, and give it your own Meaning. For example: In the Christmas gift series I designed, I used the idea of Cubism to deconstruct the Christmas tree and Christmas red, and put them together into a diamond-shaped design.