Great Pagoda of Candle Lights 촛불대탑 by Chul Soo Lee - Davidson Galleries
Chul Soo Lee

Great Pagoda of Candle Lights 촛불대탑

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Medium: Woodcut
Dimensions: 48 x 11 inches (image) 66 x 14 1/4 inches (scroll)
Artist details: Korean, 1954
Date finished: 2017
Edition: of 25

Poem: In that year, the people rose up candle lights to show their hearts. However, as we say “Born unwise, die unwise," so called president and corrupt officials turned their back. Then what supposed to be destroyed and to be buried was alive. The anger and the disappointment of people are more and more growing. As the darkness of reality is desperately somber and tomorrow is invisible. Should we die thus? Or live after gae-byeok (great opening- revolution)? Uncountable brighten candles in harsh, winter nights are dreaming of the future for a decent country and their hope built our Great pagoda of candle lights.