I believe art is a powerful universal language that has the ability to convey concepts and emotions that people from any culture or background can “read” and interpret based on their own perspectives and experiences.
The inspiration for my art comes from patterns found in century-old Korean Buncheong ceramics, silk fabrics, and the Korean alphabet. For me, these patterns convey timeless narratives that remain relevant even in modern day America. The range of patterns found across these various media provides me with raw material that I transform into my own language through my work. Painting and “writing” become one in the same. And through my painting I communicate what I hope is a powerful, yet soothing, and universal series of messages for my audience.