The Yellow Ribbon

“Guys, let’s take a class picture!” One of the students shouted to his friends with a big smile on his face. A group of students turned around with arms around each others’ shoulders, and gladly started to look for a photo spot. The students all looked delighted. Maybe they were a bit tired as they all had to leave home so early in the morning, but they were excited to go on their first high school field trip. The studentsRead more

“Skyscrapers and Peony”

On this piece, I tried to express the discrepancy between what I envision as the ‘real’ and ‘ideal’ Seoul. You could easily tell that the upper part of the piece represents the polluted city that almost lost its identity. There are trees, rocks, and rivers that appear on Korean traditional artworks on the mid-lower part of the piece; these are the symbols of neglected traditions of the country. In the center, there’s me, gazing at the peony blossom on my hands. The flowerRead more