Life is short and beautiful. I use nature to talk about life and death. The petals represent my life as a part of nature. I burned rose flower petals to create nature in a reimagined form. I perform as a cocoon and a flower human then I dance like a butterfly. Flowers become ashes and go back to nature. Red is so magnificent because life flashes by in the time it takes for a butterfly to open and close its wings.
Title: Unity ( 2019) Medium: Video Running Time: 3min 39 A man, a woman, and other people are all living in this tiny world. We are surrounded by beautiful Mother Nature. It is amazing and in the afterlife, we will go back to Her.
Title: Ocean Spider ( 2019) Medium: Video Running Time: 3 min 12 The Ocean Spider presents a different perspective of Mother Nature. The movement, clean sand, and skyline create a dreamy hypnosis. I love New York City but I also love nature. After so many years of city life, I realized that I needed nature. While traveling to South Carolina’s Folly Beach I found a beautiful location where the pier was the convergence of a manmade structure and the ocean. With this piece, my goal is to bring nature to the city like a souvenir. I shot the video in the morning and afternoon to capture two different types of lighting. Each of these represents a different feeling. Early in the morning is cool and clear which gives me a feeling of calmness. In the afternoon, the brighter light and color gives me a feeling of happiness.
Title: Honey Bee City (2019) Media: Video Running Time: 1 min 41 The Vessel was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and I was amazed by the size and open concept of the futuristic architecture. I felt that I was a bee in its honeycomb. At this point, we needed an artistic alternative to old New York. It is a grand city and it is alive; moving with a diversity of colors, patterns, and materials. We are the bees in this society.
Title: Green Beetle (2019) Media: Video Running Time: 3 min20
Title: Can’t go back to the river (2018) Media: Video Running Time: 2 min 8 In this video, life is short and beautiful. I begin by burning rose petals. The petals represent my life as a part of nature. I then express my art using a strawberry that I would have otherwise eaten. This is me giving my life to my work. My performance as a cocoon is my transformation into a butterfly. Life flashes by in the time it takes for a butterfly to open and close its wings. Lying down on my flower bed is where I can totally embrace nature. My journey is almost over the river. It is the point where I cannot return. I end at the rough, wavy sea where birds fly away as my guides to the sky.
Title: Air Walk ( 2017) Medium: Video Running Time: 04:09 min AIRWALK VIDEO LINK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEH3CtS-2_w I used a 360 camera to capture nature and art; the joys of my life. The nature at the beginning is the birth of life. The transition to the colorful city highlights the innocence of adolescence. Finally, in death, we return back to the silence of nature. The 360 view captures more than just our narrow first person perspective which led to the title Air Walk. This is the view we have as spirits after we leave our bodies. I am the air that can fly in the sky and freely go anywhere I please. I am the air; surrounded by air.
Title: American Bear and Blond Jenny (2013) Medium: Video Running Time: 01:52 min My work tells the story of the two sides of my life. I’ve been using both photography and painting to convey imagery that consists of true and false, reality and fiction. I express opposite ideas (North and South Korea, Apple and Samsung, Korea and America, Western United States and the Eastern United States). My artwork shows the utopia of different ideas coexisting together for a better good. In my work, two different images are connected by one. For example, my imaginary animation character with real humans or a sculpture of bear highlight issues of communication. My work is based on things I love like a bear, family, friends, and my national identity. Taking the bear as an example, I made a story about an American bear. I talk about the American bear and Jenny which is my fantasy character. They are strangers that become friends. I like telling a story using a character in a short stop motion format as inspired by Charlie Chaplin movies.