In the Light of Healing

In the light of healing, my installation work seeks for the answers of my life.

Polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

Polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

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Iron, polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

Polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

Polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

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Concrete, Iron, polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

Polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

Polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

Polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

Polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

Polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

Polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

Concrete, Iron, polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

Concrete, Iron, polyester, acrylic, thread, cloth, silk screen print and black light

 

In April of 1986, forty-percent of my body was burned while I was preparing my firs t solo exhibition.
I was looking at death, face to face. My life changed.

Is there an afterlife?
Why was I here ?

My children can continue their life even after I die , but my work stops the moment I stop living.
My work is completely dependent on me.

The doctors said my finger cannot recover forever,
yet I decided not to believe in the doctors and underwent 8 surgeries and 3 years of rehabilitation.

Every living moment was agony, but slowly, my fingers s tarted to move.
The fact that I was able to move my fingers again was a newly acquireds kill.
I started to work on projects that constantly kept my fingers and body working.
The first artwork from my new life was installation art.
I started to use UV light to introduce the souls I had encountered at the doorsteps of death.
I wanted my small existence to be transformed to a large installation work to express my life .

Untangling of the threads on a reel and dream- like images seen under the darkened UV light speak of my life.

My parents met in the refugee camp during the Korean War.
As an artist who has half-brothers and sisters in North Korea,
I installed Vanished Berlin Wall in the middle of Berlin and performed “Destroy the Wall”
Also I installed Korean Alphabets at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
I sent a message of peaceful reunification with light to the world.

In the light of healing, my installation work seeks for the answers of my life.