Suk Choo Kim - Great Britain
December 6 – January 12, 2011
Artist reception: Arts! Arcata, December 9, 6-8:30 p.m.
STATEMENT FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER:
My wife and I traveled to Great Britain, our first experience in this foreign land. Growing up in Korea, Great Britain was not a subject within our school’s curriculum nor did we pursue its study as adults residing in the United States. It was clear the country was rich in its own history, yet it was a history absolutely unknown to us.
In many ways, this degree of ignorance was liberating. We had the privilege to experience the country freely through our senses – engaging its shapes and colors, focusing on the visuals independent from its historical context. We carried no preconceived ideas of what we would find there and so, everything was new.
These images capture for me, the essence of the British Isles we discovered, the country we brought home to remember.
(Special event on the opening night : Introduction of Folio Project)