1. Hotchkiss

    Pen, Watercolors on Paper, 2013. Painted from photo.

     
  2. The Race

    Pencil on Paper, 20” X 16”, 2013. Painted from photo.

     
  3. Before

    Pen and Watercolors on Paper, 20” X 16”, 2013. Painted from photo.

     
  4. After

    Pen and Watercolors on Paper, 20” X 16”, 2013. Painted from photo.

     
  5. Wicked

    Watercolors and Pencil on Illustration Board, 20” X 15”, 2012. Painted from photo.
    Every one of us has two different sides and by using a poster theme of the musical Wicked, I have portrayed one as the good, the other as the bad.

     
  6. Alter ego

    Acrylic paint and Colored pencils on Illustration Board, 15” X 20”, 2012. Painted from photo.
    Using acrylic paint, I have portrayed my alter ego, a secret dream of mine to become a famous, pop singer. My real identity is illustrated using colored pencils to create such contrast in colors and texture.

     
  7. Baby Machine

    Colored pencils, Acrylic paint and charcoal on Illustration Board, 15” X 20”, 2012. Painted from photo.
    This piece is based on a futuristic idea that someday, there might be a baby machine that allows every parents to customize their baby’s physical features. By presenting this outrageous concept, I am criticizing the superficial emphasis that society puts on one’s physical appearance.

     
  8. Mushroom under the Microscope

    Pen, Colored pencils, Acrylic paint, and Watercolor on Board, 17” X 23.5”, 2012. Painted from photo.
    With different mediums, I have portrayed different images of mushroom; some focusing more on its texture, some on its color, and some on its shape.

     
  9. Trapped

    Colored pencils and Acrylic paint on Board, 17” X 23.5”, 2012. Painted from photo.
    Inspired by René Magritte, I have glued three separate boards glued on top of each other in this piece in order to create depth. We are oftentimes addicted to our devices of technology, and the piece portrays this never ending trap that most of us have tripped into.

     
  10. Morning Rush

    Pen and Watercolors on Illustration Board, 20” X 15”, 2012. Painted from photo.
    Although it may seem like just another unorganized makeup vanity, it portrays the rush that most of us go through in the morning. Modern society has forced us to chase time. The mess portrays this daily fight with time.

     
  11. Despair

    Charcoal on Illustration Board, 15” X 20”, 2012. Painted from photo.
    This piece was inspired by a photo of a firefighter aftermath of the September 11 attacks. His position and facial expression embody the despair and the hopelessness felt by the entire nation. Through using the unique darkness and texture of charcoal, I have emphasized such sentiment portrayed in this picture.

     
  12. Old Ways

    Pencil and Pen on Illustration Board, 20” X 15”, 2012. Painted from photo.
    The greatest advantage in pen drawing is the ability to depict every little detail. Here, using pen, I was able to portray the old, traditional Korean scenery in the countryside.

     
  13. Owl Study

    Pencil, Acrylic paint, Watercolor, Pen, Colored pencils on Illustration Board, 20” X 15”, 2012. Painted from photo.
    Through the use of different mediums, this piece portrays various images of an owl. Some capture the entire body while others focus specifically on certain parts of the animal.

     
  14. The Art Studio

    Pencil on Illustration Board, 20” X 15”, 2012. Painted from photo.
    This piece illustrates the studio that I have spent majority of my summer, working on my art pieces. It is personally a meaningful place for me because it encompasses both my struggles and my successes as an artist; memories of toil and joy live here.