/ 2016

Beneath The Surface

Seon expresses thoughts, emotions, and feelings that are aroused through life as elements and principles of sculptural form, with Hanji relief, installation art, etc. The psychological characteristics of the sculptural elements help to express the unconscious through the working process and further, bring help to the inner healing. Each work is done by an iterative approach, and this draws to the cohesion of excluded emotions through forgiveness and acceptance. It captures the movements of the memory’s afterimage that is present in Seon’s consciousness and unconsciousness and constructs a sculptural work that combines traditional Korean media and technique. The exploration of plasticity through traditional media and technique accords with the exploration of Seon's inner space.

_"The existence of the nonexistent" 

Hanji is a medium that seems to be existent and nonexistent at the same time because of its light and partly transparent qualities. However, more than anything, its continuous position within Korean cultural history makes Hanji a material that is omnipresent and yet rarely noticed in the Korean way of life. Making the repressed feelings visible in the Hanji sculpture reflects Seon’s will to encounter her inner self, which ultimately leads to a healing process.

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The existence of the nonexistent _02

Embossed Hanji(Handmade traditional Korean paper) relief sculpture: 80 x 60cm, 2016