Trapped | China

When I think of human trafficking, there are some human faces come into my mind——some are crying, some are struggling, some are just keeping silent with a numb expression, and they are all trapped. It’s hard for me to tell them apart, because all of them appear in a form which is similar to soul, glowing blue. I draw them down, hoping more people will take notice of this issue and realize that there are lots of victims suffering from it. (In Trapped1 and Trapped4, I show the theme “trapped” through transfigured text.,and in Trapped2 and Trapped3, I use crying face in order to show the pain of the victims.)

Face flower | South Korea

In the middle of the night I was walking home after finishing my routine. Late hours, dark streets as the sun sets. A streetlight was lit between the dark streets, and the streetlight lit up a beautiful cherry blossom tree right in front of it. Among the cherry blossoms shining beautifully by the light, the bright back side of a beautiful society lit up.

And suddenly, a sense of fear attacked me. A bright society is open for anyone to see, but this is because I realized that there is a tremendous darkness hidden inside and that darkness is always completely hidden in the corners of the world.

Even at this moment, they bloom beautifully like those cherry blossoms, and many people who will live in the world are dying from human trafficking.

Now is the time to shine a light on the dark side of society and face the truth.

This painting is dedicated to those who have not been able to bloom today and have died due to human trafficking.