Lucid Dream

TIMBUKTU


The imaginary forest called ‘Timbuktu’ that appears in several works of mine may appear to be a familiar landscape. Yet it does not exist in reality, and hence it actually is an unfamiliar one. It is also a place that exists in my mind, which is the closest to me; yet at the same time a distant place that I cannot reach. Through the Timbuktu forest, I sometimes represent reality, and sometimes depict an ideal landscape to escape to. But one thing is clear: whether my mind was full of anguish or was in peace before holding the brush, my work always becomes ‘a time for healing’. I just hope to share the positive energy dissolved into each piece with as many people as possible. And I wish it could be a time to reflect back on the feelings deposited inside of us. (Gu NaYoung)