looking back at the night sky
painting installation (acrylic, mirror, canvas, salt clay, sound)
When we look at the stars we are looking into the past; its light travels for years, decades or millenia before it enters our sight. This light and our eyes are two mirrors facing each other; an infinite reflection.
I have no memories for this nostalgia. Still, I am a part of their stories and they are of mine.
These works are a way to understand being a partial Korean, a second generation immigrant, a daughter and a sister.
Time, star clusters, elements of korean shamanism, and salt are inspirations for the making of these.
photo credits: tm gallery