Jieun Park (Korea)
Korean artist Jieun Park transcripts in her work the simultaneous emotions of excitement and loneliness of travel. Jieun’s painting reveals entire nighttime cityscapes embedded in the blots of paint, glimpses of Paris, Lyon, Hong Kong, Prague… “My personal feelings are described as under-painted ink marks which are instinctively spreaded and dropped on the surface. As I create relatively realistic images of the city within the abstract ink marks, I try to record ourselves in this fast changing city and its double sidedness where colorful impression coexists with loneliness.”
the one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first"
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.
You may mess up, but you’re not a mess up.
You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake.
You may screw up, but you are not a screw up.
You may fail, but you are not a failure.
You are not your downfalls.