cotopaxi (cotxpaxi) wrote in omonatheydidnt,


Visual and textile artist Park Songlee practices visual-therapy. A bright, comforting, color-scheme connects her work. In this piece she introduces us to the materials she works with, her creative space, her sources of inspiration, and how her goal of spreading joy through her artwork came about.

[Read More...]My name is Park Songlee. Songlee is a purely Korean name as it doesn’t have corresponding Chinese characters. I’m an artist. I draw, but I majored in textile design and so I also create knitwear. My personal belief is that drawing for one’s own pleasure and pride doesn’t mean anything. I believe that even a small picture on a sheet of paper has the power to heal and save someone’s soul. That’s why I practice a type of visual-therapy.

Ever since I was a baby, I remember being so happy when I drew. After I attended an arts high school, my goal to become an artist became clearer. That’s also when I jumped into the lovely and interesting world of textile design. I love how fluffy yarn is and it really suits my tastes as an artist. Many people have told me despite how different the materials are, my knitted work is very alike to my hand-drawn illustrations. To me, yarn, colored pencils, crayons, and markers are all the same. I think all of them are the best, warmest mediums.

Learn more about Songlee's philosophy, hopes and dreams, and how she picks who to draw a portrait of by visiting the source. If you're interested in writing or translating works such as this, drop me a note at :)

Tags: art / design
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