13″ x 19″
Archival inkjet print with pastel embellishment
Beginning with a photographed flower near the place where my mother died of suicide, I practice empathy by studying the photograph with the hand; Attempting to bring myself closer to a person who was more than I knew her as. I trace over what is left to get closer to what will never be. Embellished edition 1 of 3.
Item is located in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Local pickup available. Domestic shipping is available for an additional $50 fee.
Ryan Ko is a Korean American artist with a studio practice based in Arizona. He earned his BFA from Arizona State University. His work explores the concepts of memory, absence, and the bond and inherent distance between family members and the deceased. Through the integration and reimagining of familial archival images, his work is inquisitive in nature; Can we form memories with those that are already gone, and can we find them in places they have never been? Do we separate from death, discovery, and longing, or do we surrender to it?