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Estelle So

She draws inspiration from stories such as fairy tales, myths, and folktales, and various cultures, Hangeul, and traditional Korean folk tales also have a great influence on the production of his works. The modern folk tales that appear together with symbolic material centered on the characters in the story are being continued as a ‘rediscovery of fairy tales and myths’ series. He mainly works with modern reinterpretation by borrowing traditional materials, shapes, and senses of Korea. He works with the heart of 'a journey in search of happiness' by utilizing the symbolism of folk tales full of auspicious meanings.


Estelle So

Chaekgeori with fantasy animals

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Bookstrip with legendary animals, Estelle SO 90(H)X280(W)cm (90x70cm each),
colored on Korean paper, 2021

0.5 ETH

As a result of contact between ancient civilizations and other civilizations, the world famous legendary animals transmitted through legends and myths are included in the book of Korean folktales. From the booklet on the left, I divided them into animals that symbolize the elements of sky, earth, water, and fire, respectively. It symbolizes the directions of east, west, north, and south, and also expresses the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter. In other words, it can be said that it contains all the subtle truths of the universe. I felt that these meanings were in contact with each other and tried to combine them.

1. Sky
2. Earth
3. Water
4. Fire

Metamorphosis

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