. I draw inspiration from the patterns found in century-old Korean Buncheong ceramics, patterns of silk fabrics, and Korean alphabets. I play with the versatility of characters, treating painting and writing as the same. My intention is to learn from the old, to create the new and use power of the art to sooth the mind.
As an émigré to the United States from Seoul Korea, the story of the immigrant in American culture is of special importance to my work and me. I believe my art can speak to people of any language and background. It’s a universal language that conveys concepts and emotions that people from any culture can “read” and interpret based on their own experiences.