In Ho Song
My work expresses imaginary animals. First, I mould rough shapes of various animals using hand–building 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, which is known for its role in sharing the happiness with the passed ones and relieving their sorrows, coming and going between this world and the next.
I reconstitute the Kkokdu with imaginary animals instead of human characters, and intend to satirize on humans’ greed and express other creatures’ dignity.