Artist StatementWhen I was around 10 years old, I enjoyed seeing the sunset just outside my house. The sunset was so beautiful that its beautifulness could not be described in a few words. That sense of memory and reflection still exists in my heart like a big picture. Focusing on color, shape, similarity, difference, harmony, complexity and so on is a good reference for guiding to the true meaning of art. Especially, my work is a way of bringing beautiful memories to life by expressing it as color and shape.
My name is Sookkyung Park. When my family and I moved to the U.S.A. four years ago from South Korea, my goals were only to adapt to a new society and to graduate college. During the academic years, I have been determined to fulfill my dream of becoming an artist in this country because I operated my own arts & crafts studio for twenty-five years in South Korea: the studio-specialized in Decoupage and Shadow Box-is one of the oldest arts and crafts studios in South Korea. For this reason, I chose my major in studio art without hesitating. I was faced with not only a language barrier but also another challenge but kept learning new knowledge and skills about art. I began to catch up with courses more easily, and I will finally graduate in Spring 2016. At this moment, everything seems like a dream.