Between 2013-2015, I lived in South Korea as an ESL teacher. It was a turbulent experience that had fantastic peaks, but the lowest lows. When I left, it was with the intention to never set foot on Korean soil again.
Two and a half years later, I found myself doing just that. I wasn’t sure how I would feel, and my nervousness kept me vigilant about getting out of the house, exploring, and making art.
Art has always been an outlet for me to ease my anxiety, but these illustrations were particularly important in my healing process and moved me from one side of the experience to the other.
In a month and a half, I produced close to thirty pieces (many of which are still unpainted). Each one has a fond memory attached to it, and I hope you enjoy perusing these moments as much as I did making them.