Banana & Blue Glaucus
About this artwork
I placed two objects that can not be seen together in real life to present the imbalances and irregularities in our world, states artist Heejin Sutton. Hate and love, good and evil, joy and sorrow. However, in my painting, the imbalance is hidden. Instead, tranquility, peace, and happiness stand out. I want to show the happiness and peace we continually pursue and long for, even in the middle of this imperfect world. Heejin layers Korean mulberry paper on a wooden panel with homemade flour glue. She then applies a glue base on which she draws her sketch and traces it on paper. Afterward, Heejin paints three or four layers of background color using gouache. Lastly, she adds the subject in fine detail. The background color can be uneven. This is what this special paper is meant to be.