“Last Testament – Love or Fear”

Abstract Acrylic on Canvas – June 2013

You have to love yourself first.


This artwork is a one of a kind piece hand painted by Stephanie Ishler of Hallyu Back. All artwork is for sale unless otherwise specified. If you are interested in purchasing this original painting, contact us here


Inspired by the following poem:

I wake from a daytime slumber.

The electric light is flooding the room.

I hear merry laughing voices from somewhere afar,

Though I can see no one around.

I look to where the sounds come from.

My family are sitting around the dinner table.

But the distance seems as great

As between here and that other world.

I shout at the top of my voice, but

No one turns his head.

What a wall divides them from me!

I make a begging call to Mother.

My voice only returns futiley

Like a mountain echo.


Suddenly fear and sorrow seize me:

I burst out crying,

Gazing at the dull electric bulb.

Mother, Mother!

I learn at last life’s sorrow.

Tears gather to my eyes.


Yun-Sung Kim – From Memory