This work is based on my cultural
experience and represents the way
made up of plaster are always
used to teach students learning arts
in Korea without the knowledge of
meanings of the figures. Students
spend hours of practice drawing
the figures of western human icons
in an isolated room and turn into
perfect drawing machines.
that one’s own face was somehow
integrated into the drawing of the
plaster statues during the training.
Six small plastic statues are made
based on the figures but replacing
the faces with mine to represent
common habitant of Korean
filled with figures: my originals in
one container, and regular western
figures in the other. Viewers are
asked to take only one from either container; If they want to learn the
Korean way of drawing, they take
my sculpture but if not, they take
the original western figures.