14 October 2012

The Face of Peace

This animation was created by Se-Hyung Park for the Korean pavilion at the World Expo in Aichi, Japan, in 2005.  The theme of the event was the wisdom of nature and this short illustrates that where nature has its adversaries (notably us!) then it can often bounce back and recover.

The animation of The Face of Peace used an amalgamation of old-style oriental painting techniques and digital methods which come together beautifully to successfully combine the sensibility of beauty found in the old Korean arts and the new media technologies of contemporary Korean information technology.  The Face of Peace contains some startling and beautiful imagery which serves both as a metaphorical history of the two Koreas as well as a meditation on the natural world.