I grabbed this book in a book store when I was visiting Korea in 2014 to see my family and it is full of whimsical folk art from China, Korea and Japan. I love folk art from all around the world, especially Scandinavia, Russia and Africa. There are many designers who create modern styles based on their cultural influences or travels and I always wanted to create designs inspired by Korean folk art.
I submitted my design to the 51st Korean Design Exhibition for the first time and I am so happy that I had an opportunity to exhibit at Design Korea 2016 as a finalist. With limits of time and a long-distance delivery, I am grateful that the exhibition went well with my sisters help, but of course I wish I had been there to prepare for the show and look around at all of the other beautiful designs and products from other artists.
Expecting approximately 60,000 visitors this year at Design Korea, it is held in November every year.