Some families had the chance to reunite with each other. They were brothers and sisters, wives and husbands, children and parents. The war separated them. I chose to represent this perspective of peace, because I’m really moved by those families who didn’t see each others during years. Their reunion is a symbol of peace. A separated family become one again. I wrote peace in korean « 평화 » and used it as a stamp. With this stamp I draw this illustration. A thousands of « 평화 » compose this image.
The new symbol of peace is cold noodles. At the end of the historic summit between the leaders of South Korea and North Korea , aside from nebulous proclamations of peace and a nuclear-free peninsula,both of the presidents concur with the fact that cold noodles from Pyongyang are truly amazing.💛
Peace is not just an outcome, peace must be obtained and maintained. Elements of earth wind and fire can form through the hands of man either chaos or harmony. The Hallyu wave has a great influence nowadays and I chose one of the most prominent kpop group leaders – Namjoon (BTS) to represent this force, who keeps the world in balance and harmony through the yin and yang of elements, but also keeps its movement dynamic, continuously guiding the magpies’ flight (symbol of luck, joy, love, and lasting fortune). Hallyu and Namjoon as an idol in particular have inspired me personally but not only, to also obtain inner peace, harmony with and within myself, which I think is a very important message for today’s generation of youth. This has made me think highly of Korea and its culture. I took inspiration from BTS – Persona MV, Avatar – The last airbender and The Legend of Korra to outline Asian elements but with a worldwide message!
Tears and joy happend the day families were reunited for the first time in years. North and south are together again and also happiness are present in our hearts as well, showing that there is still hope for the world and for those who still wait to see their relatives. The sun will shine one more time for those who suffer and for those that with hope will bring peace.
A peaceful future for Korea where the children play, and the nation can prosper, and witness new and bright days. for this piece I thought of the future of Korea the children and how they can express their emotions without fear, also bring the importance of nationality, you can also see the Korean national flower mugunghwa which is cherished because it honors the country noble spirit and symbolizes the many successes as well as tribulations that the nation has experienced. I chose the beach as background because for me it is a place were I can forget my problems and so other people can do it too. About the palette of colors, I wanted it to be warm and cohesive. So I hope that in a near future we can see this come true.
La técnica que utilice en mi obra es mixta,oleo y acrilico;al realizar esta pintura me sentí muy inspirada,a pesar de sentirme triste me fue de gran ayuda realizarlo,soy de las personas que piensa que cuando un trabajo es realizado por uno mismo conlleva una serie de sentimientos y eso es lo que yo siento un gran amor por su pais por eso estos son los resultados,espero que les guste
This illustration's main inspiration point was the traditional art of Jogakbo which consists on sewing pieces of fabric of different shapes and sizes together, to create a new whole piece. Therefore, the girl sewing represents history, unifying the entirety of both Koreas by joining its multiple pieces of common history together.
This piece was heavily inspired by the peace talk held by President Moon Jae In and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un last year. The season is spring, after the concert held in Pyongyang ‘Spring is Coming’, and the time of day is sunrise, a symbol of new beginnings. Furthermore, the lush grass show the prosperity of peace. The two dogs resting peacefully represent my hope for a unified Korea, united under the sturdy pine tree which both countries sowed. And through the branches, the sun shines brightly down on the two sleeping dogs. This sunlight is hope. Finally, the dogs are resting atop a floating island, precise in shape to the Korean Peninsula. Perhaps this creates a dreamlike quality. However, this drawing illustrates the dreams of many. And hopefully, one day, it becomes a reality.
Let me tell you a story that happened in my dream, as visualised in this illustration. As the question concerning the definition of ‘peace’ is being brought up to the surface, it is one easy question with no easy answer. The sails on my ship lead me to a peninsula located in the far east. I find this to be a beautiful place: the peoples here sing the melodies of harmony and freedom. There was no violence nor chaos, and butterflies were decorating the landscape, it seemed so hopeful and full of life. I was greeted by a bright and joyful young women named Nayeon. She was gowned in a local traditional, yet symbolic hanbok embellished with the patterns of the “eternal blossom that never fades”: Mugunghwa; her chima were lined up with peace signs. In her hands, sits a dove gently held by her, seemingly as if she was spreading peace. She is from a girl group named “TWICE”, which providing the best of “Hallyu” culture that has an exceptional influence over the whole world. If I might say, she
For the seed of peace be planted, we need unity and tolerance. The goodness that is planted today will sow and prosper tomorrow so that it will be divided among all and spread throughout the world. Where there is love and peace, nothing will be missing... I will always believe in a better world.