Copper, Thompson Enamel, Spring Steel
My culture is very important to my identity and what identity my artwork takes on. As a Korean American living and creating work in the US, I feel that I can share and inform others of how beautiful Korean culture can be.
The work that I make starts out with a historical object, event, or symbol from the Korean culture and is then modified to be a more contemporary interpretation. The object created is something that most people have seen or have had in their possession, but with an addition of a hidden layer it becomes personal. Often my work is more than just what you initially see. You must look beyond the surface to see the true meaning behind the piece.