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Artworks 2020-22  After nearly three decades of practicing visual art since my college years, my unwavering focus remains on our Earth, using myself as a means to perceive it. I comprehend my existence within the intricate web of interconnected relationships, where I am but a part of a larger whole. ​ Everything exists in a relationship with others. The relationships sustain the Earth and form ultimate unity. Unity comes with an understanding of relationships. My work is a creative event of relationships that seeks this sacred unity. All lives sustain through interconnected relationships. Over time, I've blurred the boundary between 'I' and the rest, just as the air I inhale and the water I drink pass through my body. My recent works reflect this awakening and the balance of these relationships. In the midst of the 21st century's climate crisis and the ongoing Covid pandemic, my art speaks to the intricate connections of the universe and draws attention to our consumption patterns. Using needlework that weaves connecting all parts, recycled vinyl with house paint, and fabric woven with countless threads, my work conveys the interwoven nature of existence.

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22-04_Underneath what we see

Gouache, white pencil, nobang, collage on clay board

14.5 x 22.5 x 2"


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22-05_Underneath what we see

Gouache, graphite, needlepoint on clay board

20 x 22 x 2"


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This is based on scientific discovery about all beings are interconnected, and sustain life on Earth. From the dried-up Lake Mega-Chad in the Sahara Desert, 150 million tons of the fossilized remains are ground into fine dust and lifted up by the wind, and dropped in the Atlantic Ocean and Amazon forest yearly. In the Atlantic Ocean, planktons use it as a nutrient source, absorb carbon dioxide, and produce oxygen into the atmosphere. About half of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by the ocean phytoplankton. Furthermore, dust is dropped in the Amazon rainforest. Its infertile soil by constant rain and flood washing away the nutrients is replenished by this dust. Amazon rainforest is called the “lungs of the planet” because they draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen.

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Gouache, graphite, collage, transparent fabric over a piece of punctured paper over clay board

15 x 25.5 x 2"


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22-02_About value

M/M(printed fabric, recycled vinyl with house paint on, gouache, and collage)

25 x 25 x 1.5"


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22-03_What sustains life; diversity; connected in relationship

M/M(Remnants of various fabric pieces sewn together)

26 x 44 x 1.5"(size and composition are variable with more pieces of panels shown in the photo with 2 panels in accordance with the given space)


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22-01_Threads underneath what we see

The backside of the fabric stretched over 3 canvases

24 x 47.5 x 2" (variable size in accordance with the compositions)


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Gouache, spray paint, pencil, concentrated watercolor ink, crochet on nobang and clay board

14 x 11 x2 "


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Gouache, spray paint, pencil, concentrated watercolor ink, crochet on nobang and clay board

14 x 11"




Light+shadow, gouache, and collage on layers of nobang(Korean transparent-colored silk)

20 x 22 x 2"


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Light+shadow and recycled vinyl with house paint in a plexiglass box 

21.5 x 21 x 3"


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20-04 Healing _Redefining boundary

Light+shadow, gouache,  Korean ink, and collage on layers of nobang(Korean transparent-colored silk)  over the plexiglass box

14.5 x 14.5 x 3"


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20-07 Interconnectedness

Light+shadow, gouache,  and collage on layers of nobang(Korean transparent-colored silk

20 x 16.5 x 2"



20-06_Healing _Interconnectedness

Light, gouache, and nobang on clay board. A piece of needlework balanced and supported by 4 rectangular panels. 

28 x 32 x 4"(The size of this arrangement.) The arrangement is variable and size is variable. 


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20-09_Healing _Interconnectedness

Light, gouache, collage on silk mounted over a 3" deep plexiglass box.

13.5 x 15.5" x  3"


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20-01 Healing _Redefining boundary

Gouache, Korean ink, gold leaf, graphite pencil, and collage on paper

14 x 14 x 2"


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20-02 Life_Self-organizing

Light+shadow, gouache,  and collage on layers of nobang(Korean transparent-colored silk)  and cotton fabric

14 x 16 x 2"


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20-05 Healing_Interconnectedness 

Light+shadow, gouache, pen, and collage on paper and Nobang(Korean transparent-colored silk)

33 x 22 x 2"



20-03 Life_Self-organizing

Light+shadow, gouache,  and nobang(Korean transparent-colored silk)  on paper mounted over the wooden panel

21 x 23 x 5" (changeable size for variable composition with the layer of nobang)


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Light+shadow, gouache, collage, and layers of nobang(Korean transparent-colored silk) on clay board

15 x 13 x 5"


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