Relaxation: Man and Tree (休)
The Chinese character 休 (Heu) consists of two pictographic characters: 人(Yin), symbol of a person, and 木 (Mok), symbol of a tree. When combined, they form a graphic representation of a person leaning on a tree which means taking a break or rest. I’ve been painting ‘portraits’ of pine trees to capture their magnificent figures. During the course of painting pine trees, I’ve been rested and happy. It is a shame the Korean pine trees are gradually losing their habitat and could disappear in the next few decades because of the anthropogenic climate change.