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1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

Hello, I’m Jihyo Park. I was born in the countryside of Korea called Paju and now I live in a city called Namyangju. I majored in Industrial design and worked as a children’s art instructor for a year. Currently, I am working as a freelancer. And I draw flowers, nature, and lovely animal illustrations.

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”. μ €λŠ” λ°•μ§€νš¨μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ €λŠ” νŒŒμ£Όμ—μ„œ νƒœμ–΄λ‚¬κ³ , ν˜„μž¬λŠ” 남양주에 μ‚΄κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ‚°μ—…λ””μžμΈν•™κ³Όλ₯Ό μ‘Έμ—…ν–ˆκ³  1λ…„ λ™μ•ˆ μ•„λ™λ―Έμˆ  κ°•μ‚¬λ‘œ 일을 ν–ˆμ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν˜„μž¬λŠ” ν”„λ¦¬λžœμ„œλ‘œ μΌν•˜κ³  있고, 꽃과 μžμ—° 그리고 μ‚¬λž‘μŠ€λŸ¬μš΄ 동물 일러슀트λ₯Ό κ·Έλ¦½λ‹ˆλ‹€.

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I love to decorate and express aesthetically.And I mainlyΒ paint flowers and animals with a lovelyΒ feeling. When I see nature, I feel comfortable and happy. I think thoseΒ feelings seem to be contained in my work. I don’t put any restrictions on color but i mainly use warm colors and paint so that texture is felt.

μ €λŠ” 미적으둜 μ•„λ¦„λ‹΅κ²Œ κΎΈλ―Έκ³  ν‘œν˜„ν•˜λŠ” 것을 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ³  주둜 꽃과 동물듀을 μ‚¬λž‘μŠ€λŸ¬μš΄ λŠλ‚ŒμœΌλ‘œ ν‘œν˜„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μžμ—°μ„ 보면 마음이 νŽΈμ•ˆν•΄μ§€κ³  ν–‰λ³΅ν•΄μ§€λŠ”λ°, 그런 감정듀이 μž‘ν’ˆμ— λ‹΄κΈ°λŠ” 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 색상에 μ œν•œμ„ λ‘μ§€λŠ” μ•Šμ§€λ§Œ λ”°λœ»ν•œ 색감을 주둜 μ‚¬μš©ν•˜κ³  질감이 λŠκ»΄μ§€λ„λ‘ 그림을 그리고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

My favourite medium right now is the iPad pro. It comes with a variety of brushes so I can use drawing pencils, colored pencils and paints. And I can easily draw anytime, anywhere.

μ§€κΈˆ κ°€μž₯ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μž¬λ£ŒλŠ” μ•„μ΄νŒ¨λ“œμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ•„μ΄νŒ¨λ“œμ˜ λΈŒλŸ¬μ‹œλ‘œ μ—°ν•„,색연필,물감,νŒŒμŠ€ν…” λ“±μ˜ λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 그림재료λ₯Ό ν‘œν˜„ν•  수 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 μ–Έμ œ μ–΄λ””μ„œλ‚˜ μ‰½κ²Œ 그림을 그릴 수 μžˆμ–΄μ„œ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I take pictures of plants and animals myself, and draw them in my own style while looking at these photos.

식물과 λ™λ¬Όμ˜ 사진을 직접 찍고, 사진을 λ³΄λ©΄μ„œ 그림을 그리고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

I am inspired by nature. The happiness of seeing cute animals and pretty flowers are expressed in pictures. I want to share it with many people.

μ €λŠ” μžμ—°μ—μ„œ μ˜κ°μ„ λ°›μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·€μ—¬μš΄ 동물듀과 예쁜 꽃을 λ³΄μ•˜μ„ λ•Œμ˜ ν–‰λ³΅ν•¨μ„Β κ·Έλ¦ΌμœΌλ‘œ ν‘œν˜„ν•˜κ³ , 이것을 λ§Žμ€ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€κ³Ό λ‚˜λˆ„κ³  μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

My drawing makes me feel alive. So I can love myself more. I have a lot of affection for everything around me. And I feel grateful for the little things.

그림은 제 μžμ‹ μ„ μ‚΄μ•„μžˆλ‹€κ³  느끼게 ν•΄μ€λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ‚˜λ₯Ό μ‚¬λž‘ν•˜λŠ” 마음이 더 μ»€μ‘Œκ³ μ£Όλ³€μ— λŒ€ν•œ 애정이 λ§Žμ•„μ‘Œκ³ μž‘μ€ 것에도 감사함을 느끼게 λ˜μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

7. Where did you study?

I studied Product Design and Content Design at the Department of Industrial Design at Gyeonggi University.

μ €λŠ” κ²½κΈ°λŒ€ν•™κ΅ μ‚°μ—…λ””μžμΈν•™κ³Όμ—μ„œ μ œν’ˆλ””μžμΈκ³Ό μ½˜ν…μΈ  λ””μžμΈμ„ κ³΅λΆ€ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Five years later, I will be an illustrator/designer who channels good influence through painting.

5λ…„ λ’€μ—λŠ”, μ €λŠ” 그림을 톡해 μ„ ν•œ 영ν–₯을 μ£ΌλŠ” 일러슀트/λ””μžμ΄λ„ˆκ°€ λ˜μ–΄ μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

9. What about in ten?

Ten years later, I want to be doing sustainable eco-friendly business through painting. I want to do something meaningful and valuable.

μ‹­λ…„ 뒀에, μ €λŠ” 그림을 ν†΅ν•΄μ„œ 지속가λŠ₯ν•œ μΉœν™˜κ²½ 사업을 ν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ˜λ―Έμ™€ κ°€μΉ˜μžˆλŠ” 일을 ν•˜κ³  μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I want to live a sustainable life by painting. Personally, it is just myself drawing my favorite pictures every day and making money with them. Socially, I want to do things that benefit people and the environment.

μ €λŠ” 그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λ©΄μ„œ 지속가λŠ₯ν•œ 삢을 μ‚΄κ³  μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ°œμΈμ μœΌλ‘œλŠ” 맀일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” 그림을 그리고 κ·Έ 그림으둜 λˆμ„ λ²„λŠ” κ²ƒμ΄κ³ μ‚¬νšŒμ μœΌλ‘œλŠ” μ‚¬λžŒκ³Ό ν™˜κ²½μ— 도움이 λ˜λŠ” 일을 ν•˜κ³  μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

I love the sweet and spicy Korean food called ‘Tteokbokki’.

μ €λŠ” λ§€μ½€λ‹¬μ½€ν•œ 떑볢이λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

12. Favourite book?

[How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie] -I usually have a lot of thoughts, so my worries tend to mess up my head. After reading this book, I learnt how to stop worrying about the past and tomorrow.

γ€ŒμžκΈ°κ΄€λ¦¬λ‘  – 데일카넀기」 -μ €λŠ” ν‰μ†Œμ— 생각이 λ§Žμ€ μ„±κ²©μ΄λΌμ„œκ±±μ •μ΄ 머릿속을 λ’€μ£½λ°•μ£½μœΌλ‘œ λ§Œλ“€κ³€ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 이 책을 μ½κ³ λ‚˜μ„œ μ§€λ‚œ λ‚ κ³Ό λ‚΄μΌμ˜κ±±μ •μ„ λ©ˆμΆ”λŠ” 방법을 μ•Œκ²Œ λ˜μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

13. Favourite genre of music? 

I like every artist’s song and independent music! I adore singers who artistically express their own colors in songs.

μ €λŠ” μΈλ””μŒμ•…κ³Ό μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈμ˜ λ…Έλž˜λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 예술적으둜 μžμ‹ λ§Œμ˜ 색깔을 λ…Έλž˜λ‘œ ν‘œν˜„ν•˜λŠ” κ°€μˆ˜λ“€μ„ λ™κ²½ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

14. What are your hobbies? 

I love to take pictures. And sometimes, looking at them, I get lost in the memories.

μ €λŠ” 사진 μ°λŠ” 것을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 가끔은 사진듀을 λ³΄λ©΄μ„œκ·Έ μˆœκ°„λ“€μ„ μΆ”μ–΅ν•˜κ³€ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

I want to be a happy boss of a small store.

λ‚˜λŠ” μž‘μ€ κ°€κ²Œμ˜ ν–‰λ³΅ν•œ 사μž₯λ‹˜μ΄ 되고 μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.