Acrylic on Canvas – September 2015

This is a statment piece. It’s is one of my most artsy – least attractive at first glance pieces. I know that. But it sums up in a picture how I feel of the big brother state that I found myself wholly in while I was in Korea. This was probably one of the things I liked least about the country. My first job there I was constantly watched by the camera in the back of my classroom. I got into the elevator monitored by a camera.. and then walked out onto the street which was surveyed by cameras. By the time I left, it seemed that there were cameras everywhere. On the neon light filled streets, in the old historical palaces, on the mountain trails.. The sense that you’re always being watched is a bit unsettling and not knowing who was behind the cameras to me felt like I was being walked on by an unknown entity that I wasn’t really a fan of..

It’s a bit dramatic but I just had to get it out! And to think I make a living in front of a camera 😀

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