Textile/Surface Design ’23, Illustration ’20

Canson XL black drawing notebook, 9 inches by 12 inches, 2023.

“Last year, I went to Yosemite [National Park] with my mother, who visited me briefly from my home country of South Korea. After I came back from the trip, I wanted to record the happiness I felt while hiking the trails together, recalling the memory of climbing a mountain in Korea in my childhood. Translating specific elements of the natural world that deeply resonate with me into tangible sketches is both liberating and therapeutic.”