Single G. Lily (March 2021)
14 x 14 x 28 cm
Single G. Lily is a ceramic sculpture based on the form of a flower. I was inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe Single Lily With Red painting. Upon seeing the painting, I had the intention of making it three-dimensional and I then simplified the forms. By making the piece, cross-shaped, allow me to show the flower multidimensionally. In her painting, green and white are prominent so I have also used these colors in my piece.
Rose of Sharon at night (February 2021)
Acrylic on wood
90 x 25.5cm
Rose of Sharon is based on Korea’s national flower which is pink. It was inspired by Japanese and Korean floral prints and paintings. The petals are grouped and present a Korean peninsula shape. The black background and the different flower colors contrast with each other. The long format allowed me to show my home country, Korea, through the traditional door pattern and colors. The techniques used a stencil, and the use of pale colors created the atmosphere of Korea.
Off-Flower (September 2019)
Chalks and charcoal on paper
49 x 60 cm
Off-Flower is a tonal drawing, based on one of my photos taken in front of a store. I was interested in the different flower shapes and variety of street flowers. The first impression of this flower was that it was very fragile and out of place in the city. I was inspired by Korean artist Sung Yoon Kim who usually creates tonal drawings based on flowers.
Standard of beauty (March 2021)
Wire and wood
30 x 45 x 100 cm
Standard of Beauty is a mobile comparing Korean and France standards of beauty. In the faces, there is a black and white collage of each country’s preferred style of person. This shows how two countries have different preferences and how people follow the set standards. Plastic surgery in Korea is a societal expectation whereas, in France, natural beauty is the norm. I was inspired by Calder for the mobile and also his use of wire for the heads and flowers.