Week 14: Artist Conversation- Yireh Elaine Kwak

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This week I got to meet Yireh Elaine Kwak. She has her art work displayed in the Gatov-West gallery. She thinks that most people who do art are different because of her experiences. Since she was alone as a child she had a lot of time playing with things and having her imagination which is what allowed her to start her experience with art.

The picture shown above represents her landscape portrait of Fullerton Hills which is where she comes from. At the moment Elaine is applying for internships and is preparing her portfolio to have for when she starts to find jobs. She really wants to travel, she hopes to be traveling because she would really like to do that.

Elaine has sold some of her paintings before. She wanted this piece because it represents her home and she has also been working on a consistent body of work. Elaine would like to do different landscapes because their are many landscapes surrounding her home since she lives on a hill so she got access to a beautiful view.She was hoping for her piece to be psychological and symbolize her family.

She would really like to continue doing stuff like this. She likes the way she set it up so she wants to keep doing pieces like that. This painting took her about a month to a month and a half to complete. If she does not paint everyday she tries to do something creative everyday, such as a creative activity. It was great getting to meet Elaine, I think she did an amazing job with her art work.