In Ho Song
My work expresses imaginary animals.
First, I mould rough shapes of various animals using handbuilding techniques.
Then, I draw imaginary animals on them, just like drawing on a canvas.
This work’s motif is a Korean traditional funerary figure, Kkokdu.
Kkokdu is a witty human-shaped wooden figure, known to take a role in sharing the happiness with passed ones and relieving their sorrows, coming and going between this world and the next.
I reconstituted the Kkokdu with imaginary animals instead of human characters, and intended to satirize on humans’ greed and express other creatures’ dignity.