Inspirations for my artworks come from anywhere and everywhere. Walking through the trees I might see the lovely little face of a fairy peaking through the beautiful colours of autumn leaves – urging me to heal the sadness in my soul that is caused by tragic events happening in the world.
Sometimes a mystical creature will pop into my dreams at night, then leaving, with a full analysis of the dream yet to be discovered.
My Artistic process tends to be joyful and healing. Although the inspirations are always more complex. My artworks document moments that are important to me. Moments which consciously and unconsciously leave long lasting impressions in my mind.
Transcendence II - A copse of trees dressed in amber tone leaves, with a gentle breeze swirling them to the ground like butterflies flitting about in the autumn sunshine. This was the image that Transcendence II grew from. The woman, like many in Eunkyo’s paintings, has a calm, contemplative expression. She looks off in the distance, perhaps, choosing a destination… or dreaming of flying.
A canceled hike to Keyhole Hot Springs, northwest of Pemberton was the source of Eunkyo’s inspiration for Creek. The area was closed because campers were irresponsible with food and garbage. This lead to dangerous behavior by grizzly bears as they became habituated to people. Eunkyo says that “Humans disturb nature and stop the flow.” In Creek, a peaceful balance between man and nature is restored and the waters flow freely.
A look into the window of a strange time.
A look into the mind in 2020.
A look into the strange time.
For The Window, Eunkyo drew inspiration from life during the COVID 19 pandemic, and adopted her style from a genre of still life painting, that became popular in 18th century Korea. Known as scholar’s accoutrements, or chaekgeori painting, it featured books and the possessions a scholar had, or the ones they desired.