I have been living in Korea for 3 years now and my first visit to Jeju was also 3 years ago. Since then due to spectacular and unpredictable turn of events I fell in love with the Island and it has become my second home.
I did my first exhibition in Korea here in 2013 based on Baltic Gods with opportunity to present my culture to the locals and moreover be overwhelmed by the similarities of Jeju's own culture and shamanistic believes. So I started my study of local mythology and and getting up hopes of making a series of pictures based on Jeju Gods. And on 2014.08 I have officially started my project.
The idea is to represent 8 or more of 18,000 Jeju gods in pictures by combining traditional etching print techniques, Korean painting, my love for Jeju and of course inspiration from original myth tales.
The progress is long and scheduled to finalize in 2016.08 by taking these images of gods on exhibition around the world. But first things first - study and creating.
In 2014 summer I had wonderful opportunity to learn Korean painting techniques. With this not much known technique outside Korean borders I want to combine it with something that has been widely used for centuries in Europe and is gradually disappearing now even in the West - copper plate prints.
Any kind of donation will be appreciated. Any kind of donation will make the project better, bigger, worth it.