1. This abstract stone sculpture is a piece of how youth are considered under the expectations of the Korean society. The Knives, scissors and other tools represent how our Confucianist society wants the youth to be shaped in certain ways, and each and every notions are driven into the young minds rather than helping it shape into unique beings. After all, all the hopeful “youth” seminars about dream and career don’t mean a thing unless it is put in action. Sugar, vodka and chocolate was added to the work as a symbol of “young fun,” but the next morning, everybody knows that all of this is for none. Specifically, liquor and dessert symbolize a method that is very cliche, to “relieve social stress and carry on.” Well. Neither binge-eating nor drinking solves problems -either personal or social. But many of the people in this generation think they have the “power to heal.” Red is the dominant color of this sculpture, which again delivers ideas of a possible mental bloodshed of the youth.
2. Owls are considered widely as a symbol of wisdom in many western cultures. However, The owl doesn’t exactly mean wisdom. In fact, the owl is a symbol of a “wider perspective." Owls naturally evolved to see further and accurately. With their massive neck rotation angles and wide, zooming eyes, they dine on what they aim at. I believe that Owls, and their “preciseness with wide vision”, created the “wiser bird” image of themselves. And that is what I aim for. Precision with vision - along with the wings of free mind to see further. In this piece, the owl you see is actually a single thread of wire, uncut. I managed to form the shape by tangling them from its wings to its claws. As it flies over the abstract mountainscapes, it symbolizes my attitude and views I pursue towards the world.
3.When I traveled to Europe with my parents when I was younger, I had the chance to visit old manors to see how people lived in the past. At that time precious furniture were covered with big, white sheets to prevent any damage from occurring to them. Furniture were treated with care, and to me it seemed very precious for its very existence, it being the work of craftsmanship, design of the era and it holding the memories of the owners who occupied them. This work is my homage towards furniture. One day I wish to run an executive furniture label for people to spend their days making memories- and later on hopefully they'd be well kept, treasured under some white sheets as well.