A girl in her Hanbok
Since my childhood, I was always conscious of being Korean Japanese. These self portrait reflects the moment that I became conscious about my inbetween identity. My memories of how people made me feel when I wore the Korean dress (Hanbok) is the inspiration in this portrait. When people gazed at me, I was wondering: Did they think the dress was beautiful and special ? Did they think I look weird wearing something different? Since then, I was always lost in-between two different countries, yet I would not be who I am today without my roots. I appreciate that my complex identity search has become my creative energy.