En-Uk's Art Blog
My ten-year-old son has started a blog that he's titled En-Uk's Art Blog. I helped him a bit with that title. He wanted to call it En-Uk's Blog, but since he plans to post an artwork of his every day, I suggested adding the word "Art."
He adds a brief comment appended below each day's image. Although he writes these himself, I proofread them before posting to ensure that his spelling and grammar are correct.
The image above reminds me of Jackson Pollock's abstract expressionism, but I don't know that En-Uk has ever seen an online reproduction of Pollock's works, although he's probably seen similar art, given Pollock's influence on popular culture.
En-Uk, however, doesn't seem to conceive of the image above in especially abstract terms, for he explicates this work of art somewhat concretely:
This drawing is about a world that is very hard to live in. This drawing shows that as you get older, life gets very difficult. So, you have to think about what job you should do, and study for the job.Although he doesn't say so explicitly, En-Uk seems to mean that we get caught up in our web of responsibilities. I was surprised that he's already thinking in these terms at the tender age of ten. Perhaps he's heard Sun-Ae and me talking about work and earnings, which have never been entirely stable for us since I'm that proverbial "gypsy scholar" who's moved from place to place for mainly contract jobs and never finding tenure . . . well, almost never, but let's not go there today.
Anyway, En-Uk intends to put up a work of art every day, but I see that the first two images have posted on the same day even though he put the first one up on Wednesday and the second one up on Thursday. I think that this confusion comes from the fact that his blog is officially posting on the other side of the International Date Line even though we're living in Seoul. I'll have to look into this problem and fix it.
At any rate, go take a look at En-Uk's Art Blog if you're interested -- and I assume that most of his relatives will be -- and keep checking regularly for new postings of other images.
Oh, and if you're wondering about the artistic side of my daughter, Sa-Rah Ahyoga Hwang, her musical work is more difficult to post, though I might try to post her playing classical guitar sometime if she wants me to and I can figure out You Tube.