Portrait of Park Geun-hye for the prestigeous Bloomberg finance magazine.The brief was to produce a portrait for a large article about the first female (and current) South Korean president. It needed to represent Parks grand ambition: to reignite growth and urge citizens to become more entrepreneurial.
I set off sculpting park from photos gathered on the Internet. Gold soon became the focus. An incomplete, grand object in construction and on its way to completion. I've seen a lot of CGI gold around recently; I wanted mine to be different. More rose coloured, Imperfect and intricate. After experimenting I settled on quite a surreal looking gold lacquer or leaf, painted onto a feminine fabric mesh.