(size: 92 x 122cm, Acrylic on canvas)
When I was young, there was a male and female statue at the entrance of my village dressed in traditional Korean clothing. These statues were believed to be the guardian protectors of the village.
In the past, the whole family lived together in one village and often members would pray to these statues asking them to bring peace to the family. However, in the present, these statues no longer serve as guardian deities to the villages, but rather as artefacts in museums.
The harmonic relationship between two opposites is a standard philosophy in Korea. For example the relationship between positive and negative where the sun is a symbol of positive and the moon is a symbol of negative. This can also be seen as the relationship between male and female and the relationship between the father and the mother in a family.