Walk 9 min, bus 231 (28 stops), walk 3min, 2018

Walk 9 min, bus 231 (28 stops), walk 3min, 2018

 

oil on ply

 

Diameter 35cm

 

This painting was the result of an encounter I had on raining afternoon at the stone park. After reading all about Grandmother Seolmundae and Her Five Hundred Sons, being moved by the tragedy of her self-sacrifice I happened upon incredible moving moment at the great Sky Pond.  Walking out of the misty forest I heard the angelic voices of a small party of elderly men and women. Dressed in there brightly coloured rain coats they were honouring the legend, tenderly singing a traditional Jeju lullaby while walking around the pond.  I felt like I was treading on holy ground, privy to a moment of sacred worship and respect.

 

 

“This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts”.