PrizeHonorable Mention in Illustration - Graphic Design
University/SchoolArt Center
ArtistYoungju Lee

The project, Gak-Si, is a portrait of my mother. “Gak-Si” means wife in Korean. It was a term used for the role of “wife” in late thirteen hundreds to eighteen hundreds. Two significant cultural elements “Gak Si Tal” and “Han Bok” are embedded in the drawing. I expressed this project with yarns because hand knitting is one of the most important abilities that “women” should have. Personally, I learned hand knitting from my mother, and I have really enjoyed hand knitting. I portrayed my mother with yarns because knitting is one valuable thing that I have learned from her.