Forest Eden

Forest EdenForest / 숲
Yi Hyuk Jun / 이혁준
KT&G Sangsangmadang
Korean and English

 

Hardcover
68 pages
220×260 mm
2010
ISBN: 8-996349-66-6

 

These works are to add artificial elements to forest. There are some special aspects in trees. Some of them are features that human expect or imagine from nature and the others are closely related to the daily living of people together with nature.

The objects we can easily find in the trees reveal our way of thinking about nature. The human recognition of forest can bee seen in the mix of such objects and trees which include the images of all creation in the beginning, the feared space containing various danger, and the belief and incantation to overcome such fear.
Also, this work shows the relationship between human and nature through the traces of human living with forest. The vestiges of people existed in forest are the signs of human struggles in order to survive and symbolize the faith of mankind that cannot be separated from nature.
The contradiction of the ideal and actual looks of forest comes from the unique characteristic of human being who, contrary to other creatures, can lead a living partly separated from nature.
The above mentioned two artificial elements in forest and my personal memories about forest point to the significance of forest which is based on the existence of human being.

Yi Hyuk Jun is an artist based in Seoul , Korea.
www.deviation.co.kr

KT&G SangsangMadang, a multi-culture complex opened in September 2007, provides a great support in order to create new culture by proposing and sharing various fields of trends including performance, film screening, design, visual arts and education.

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