Work > My Pilgrimage

screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, landscape, identity, roaming
Screenprint
14 x 10 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, landscape, identity, roaming
Screenprint
14 x 10 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, landscape, identity, roaming
Screenprint
14 x 10 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, landscape, identity, roaming
Screenprint
14 x 10 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, landscape, identity, roaming
Screenprint
14 x 10 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, landscape, identity, roaming
Screenprint
14 x 10 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, landscape, identity, roaming
Screenprint
14 x 10 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, landscape, identity, roaming
Screenprint
14 x 10 inches
2017
Hwagokdong no.9
Screenprint
14 x 10 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, landscape, identity, roaming
Screenprint
14 x 10 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, room, interior
Screenprint
15 x 20 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, truck, moving
Screenprint
15 x 20 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, truck, moving, loading
Mixed media screenprint
20 x 15 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, school, place
Mixed media screenprint
15 x 20 inches
2017
Furniture
Mixed media screenprint
20 x 15 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, identity, place, sign, poster, street, housing, advertisement
Mixed media screenprint
66 x 44 inches
2017
screenprint, Yangbin Park, printmaking, identity, place, sign, poster, street, housing, advertisement
Mixed media screenprint
66 x 44 inches
2017
Road Collections
9 photographs mounted
12 x 12 inches
2017

My Pilgrimage

My Pilgrimage project consists of prints, paintings, and photographs that display Hwagokdong, my childhood hometown. I created the works in my transition from the United States to Korea after seven years of residence. Despite my physical presence in Korea, I was still going through a rough mental transition. I believe my absence had created a kind of psychological vacuum inside me. It was around this time when I read the novel The Man's Runaway by Hongkyu Son in which the protagonist embarks on his soul-searching voyage, traveling back to the places he had lived in the past. Ignited by this idea of a personal pilgrimage, I visited my childhood town Hwagok-dong, hoping to fill the void through the place that "remembers" me. Upon arrival, I realized the area had changed so much that I became a stranger again. I created the works from this place, summoning distant memories where I grew up searching for my emotional sanctuary.