Contemplations [with a drink]
Contemplation [with a drink] considers the perplexity that ensues from having a multi-ethnic and multi-nationalistic background. The figures are references to famous paintings created by male artists from the U.S.A., South Korea and Japan: Drowning Girl: Roy Lichtenstein, Portrait of a Beauty: Sin Yunbok and A Woman Applying Make-up: Goyo Hashiguchi. The implementation of UV ink reveals the rumination of the woman portrayed, in turn criticizing the voyeuristic nature in which females have been traditionally depicted.
Each painting has a bottle of alcohol and clothing that is native to the country it represents. Additionally, the frames have been engraved with the national flower from each country: U.S.A: rose, Korea: hibiscus syriacus, Japan: cherry blossom.