Friday, August 15, 2008

My First blog

I'm a New York based 3D animator/XSI Artist-currently employed at UVPH as a 3D designer.
My passion in art and design started out with reading/drawing comics as a little child.
My mother wanted me to be musically talented and therefore she sent me to a local piano academy when I was around seven or eight years old. The piano academy was rather tiny and only had about 3 to 4 pianos. Often times there were lines of children waiting for their turn to use the piano. The thing that excited me the most while at the piano academy was not the fact I get to learn how to play the instrument but the fact that there were these mountains of comic books stacked high up. And that's sort of how I learned how to read or draw comics instead of learning to play the piano.
Generally speaking-I'm not emotionally expressive person. I was never too good at it and coming from somewhat of traditional Korean background I was taught that the emotion is something you need to hide and is forbidden to feel. However, drawing and making artwork helped me unleashed the expressive emotional side of me in different way.
I was able to create things that have 'soul' in it. (I personally believe that when an artist put their mind and soul when making the art, the artwork itself contains his/her soul- which then I consider it as an inspirational piece of artwork)
To distinguish the purpose of this blog... I would say... I wanted to leave my mark somewhere-
though it might not be read by many people. Also I realized I have pretty bad short term memory and I thought by making remarks about things around me in places like this where you can read/write from anywhere you have the internet access- I thought it would be more meaningful. I'm currently in the middle of making a transition in my life- I'm looking to be in my 30's pretty soon and it occurred to me that I'm in my 20's only once and I want to beable to observe better and try my best to understand and analyse things around me as much as possible- without being prejudice. and I thought this blog would serve the purpose and opportunity for me to look back one day... whether it be 5 years after today or 10 years after today...
So yes there it goes.

-think of life as a terminal illness, because if you do, you will live with joy and passion, as it ought to be lived. -Anna quindlen- short guide to a happy life