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"여행이란 것은 생각해보면 산 너머, 혹은 강 건너에 있는 것에 대한 호기심이기도 하며 지금 내가 있는 곳으로부터 변화를 생각하는 것일 수도 있다. 사람들의 일상적인 생활은 여행 중인 나에게 일종의 볼거리로 다가왔다."

"투어리스트? 볼거리 사냥꾼이 되어 하루 종일 카메라를 들고 파리 시내를 이골목 저골목 쏘다닌다. 점심에 샌드위치 가게 앞에 길게 줄서 있는 사람들, 코인 세탁장에서 빨래가 마를 동안 이야기 나누는 사람들, 지하철역에선 루브르미술관 광고판에 등장한 마네의 '올랭피아'나 '모나리자'와도 마주치게 된다."

"프랫 대학교 석사과정에 입학하기 전, 6개월 정도 볼티모어에 있는 메릴랜드 인스티튜트에 다닌 적이 있다. 그 학교는 옛날 기차역을 조각 스튜디오로 사용하고 있었는데, 그때도 하루에 두세 차례 기차가 학교에 있는 플랫폼을 통과하곤 했었다. 문득 보이는 기차와 플랫폼은 그 광경을 볼 때마다 나로 하여금 '떠난다.'는 생각을 하게 하였다. 아무런 목적 없이 떠나 깊지도 가볍지도 않게 즐기면서 여기 저기 다니는 일. 그러한 투어리스트로서의 여정을 사람들 또한 보고, 느끼었으면 좋겠다."

"별다른 준비 없이, 물론 카메라도 없이 다닌 여행이 많았다. 이러한 여행은 압박감이 덜하지만 다녀와 시간이 지나면 기억에서 점점 사라진다. 여행에 관한 작업을 시작한 후 물론 카메라를 꼭 가지고 간다. 많은 사진을 찍게 되고 볼 때마다 기억이 새롭지만 그렇다고 더 기억에 남는 여행은 아닌 것 같다. 사물을 눈으로 보지 않고 모니터를 통해 보게 돼서 그런한가 보다."

"나는 소위 '히피 세대'에 속한다. 6,70년대 문화토양 속에서 자라나 일상과 사회에 얽매이지 않는 자유에 대해 생각하곤 했다. 중학교 때 식구들을 따라 갔던 산 속의 절의 느낌이 좋아, 그때부터 산행은 내 삶의 일부분이 되었고, 한 때는 산지기라는 직업을 꿈꾸기도 하였다. 산 속에서 생활하는 것처럼 자연스럽고, 구속받지 않는 삶에 대한 바램은 나를 미술로 이끌었으며 조각가의 삶을 통해 충족하고 싶게 했다."

- 투어리스트 작가노트 중에서

 

"Traveling, when I think about it, is a curiosity about things on the other side be to of a mountain or a river. It could also be to think about changes from the place where I am now. People's daily lives became something for me to see. Various situations I have encountered while traveling are combined with sculptural elements by manually bending, crumpling, cutting and spreading them."

"A tourist? Someone becomes a hunter searching for things worthwhile seeing and roaming around the alleys of Paris all day long with a camera. The traveler encounters a long line of people in front of a sandwich shop at lunch time or people having a chat in a Laundromat while waiting for their clothes to dry. The tourist is faced with 'Mona Lisa' or Manet's 'Olympia', used in advertisement boards of the Louvre Museum, at subway stations."

"Before entering Pratt Institute for a mater's degree program, I attended Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore for about six months. The school used an old train station as its sculpture studio where a train still was passing through the station two or three times a day. whenever I saw the train and the platform from time to time, I came to think of 'departing.' I hope other people to depart without a purpose or a destination and to go around many places having neither serious nor shallow pleasures as a tourist as well."

"I had many trips without any preparations, and even without a camera. these trips have less pressure but with the passage of time after returning home, they gradually fade away from my memory. After beginning the work about traveling, the camera has become a necessity whenever I make a trip. I take many photos and get fresh feelings every time I look at them, but nevertheless, the trips don't necessarily last longer in my memory. Maybe it's because I see things through a monitor, instead of my bare eyes."

"I belong to, what is called, the "hippie generation."Growing up in a cultural environment of the 60s and 70s, I used to think about a kind of freedom through which I was unbound to the daily lives and society. when I was a middle school student, I visited a Buddhist temple located deep in a mountain and I was attracted by its atmosphere. Since then mountain hiking has becoming a mountain guard, My desire for a natural and unrestricted life, like living in the woods, led me to art and inspired me to accomplish fulfillment through the life of a sculptor."

- Tourist artist note

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