I observe, watch and focus on the small, simple everyday gestures that can have a very large meaning. I try to capture the subtlety of human nature and behavior by observing situations that question how humans form bonds and attachments.
My work varies in format from live performance to video, drawing, photography,text and sound pieces. I hope to capture the subtle beauty of human encounters and growth,embracing dynamic actions that resonate in the human experience, such as walking,breathing, eating and gathering.
For the last few years I have been videotaping some of the New York City ‘s most humble workers: flower sellers and elderly couples who live in Nebraska. I have developed special relationships with them through simple gestures and actions. I create transitory happenings that rely simply on nothing more than my own body, people and a handful of props and objects.
I also have been closely working with my family in Korea and created a body of work. I continuously study and explore my personal transformation, growth and identity,obsessively trying to understand the boundaries in personal and familial relationships.
I often juxtapose particular Korean stones, care packages sent by my mother from Korea or other objects from my childhood and Korean culture into new environments to question what heritage, culture, and family means. I hope to raise questions about how we build and keep family bonds in a constantly changing and multicultural time and space.