Graphite and Digital Colors
2023 is the Year of Black Rabbit in the lunar calendar. The color black symbolizes water in five cardinal colors. There was a time when I was timid about using vibrant colors in my art. The past several years of personal tribulations have given me a renewed appreciation for my heritage and the Korean traditional colors that were a part of my childhood. The painting is an amalgamation of homage to my heritage as well as the process behind the work. The piece reminded me of quilt work or motley of memories. I decided on “Salmagundi” to represent this-and-that nature of the piece.
Salmagundi is selected as the Signature Image for the 2023 Boneyard Arts Festival from 40 North.
“The Boneyard Arts Festival signature image is featured on all festival registration materials, posters, postcards, billboards, print and online advertising, as well as on the cover of the Boneyard Arts Festival quick guide.”

Salmagundi (Detail)

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