- Music is a Korean folk song, 'Arirang' played by Lee Sang Gang
It is not an image that I am seeking. It is not an idea. It is an emotion you want to recreate, an emotion of wanting, of giving, and of destroying.
- Louise Bourgeois
The palette intuitively tunes into the intensity of the emotions involved and the urgent needs of a manageable reality. Oftentimes, colors retreat to my unconsciousness and mimic the brutal dance of life and death -deceptive forms and colorations- in nature. It is a series of visceral decisions; concealment or disruption of the slivered forms with a purpose of reconfiguration of the broken being.
It’s as if every part were aware of all the others—it participates that much; that much adjustment and rejection is happening in it; [...] just as the whole picture finally keeps reality in equilibrium. [...] a colour will come into its own in response to another, or assert itself, or recollect itself. [...]intensifications and dilutions take place in the core of every colour, helping it to survive contact with others.
- Letters on Cezanne, Rainer Maria Rilke
The way our mind makes these stories are still little-known to me and, sometimes, they are incomprehensible as much as unfathomable. Grief, long-term guilt, regrets, childhood traumas, patriarchal culture have been marked down for blames. I am beholden, nevertheless, that my body is still working, that I don’t have a child who killed men, and that my mother is still alive.
Annette Hur: Willful Unknowing