My Sea 051

My Sea 051

                                                                                                                                                                    My Sea 051, 2005, Archival Pigment Print

The Sea I Dreamt…

Burying all my pain, hatred and sorrow, Sinking my yearning and regret, Sailing my hope and dream, I glance at the sea.

The sea, for me, carries memories of my personal experience and history.

At the age of fifteen, I, for the first time, saw the sea.

On one August afternoon, under the scorching sun, everything suddenly appeared as I came out a pine forest. As if I were able to embrace its entirety.

The sea that I saw possessed me with a feeling of awe.

A vague place where the sky and the sea touch one another, It was filled with insolvable mysteries As a strip of Möbius having its eternal continuity.

The sea that I saw at the age of fifteen, is still the dream in the film of memory deep in my heart.

                                                                                                                                                  – Han Sungpil