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My time-based installation has two parts. Part one is a self portrait painted directly onto the exhibit wall and shown at the start of ArtPrize. Part two is a 60x36x2 inch lighted panel completely covered in origami cherry blossoms. Well over 1000 hand painted paper flowers will be gradually moved over several days onto the wall and over the self portrait. By October 1st, the portrait will be completely covered and the lighted panel will be revealed. This entry symbolizes the complex journey of coming to terms with losing my birth family in April 1977 and reclaiming my identity as a Korean American adoptee.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: mixed media
  • Width: 12 feet
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 6 feet