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.