Jimin Park
Where are the sounds?

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
I made a picture book based on my father’s experience. This is a creative challenge for my final project in MA illustration course. He is deaf and recognising with lip-reading without sign language. Using this as a motif, I’m talking about deafness which is recognizing sounds through different senses, but also I tried to deal with the process of finding the inner voice that lies within us.

How was the illustration used:
Children publishing, A book cover, Experimental, Exploration

How did you make this work:
For this story, I researched a culture of deafness and how they perceive and express sounds. Also, I studied and practiced to express abstract shapes of sounds. And then I used pencil, stencils and mixed media, collage with monoprint paper which I created the patterns. At the colour stage, I used monotone until the protagonist realized the sound, and then I added colour.

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Camberwell College of Arts
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Currently Based:
I'm living in South Korea

Jimin Park is an illustrator based in South Korea. She graduated master degree with distinction in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts. Her final project was selected the graduate art prize of Artiq in London and the unpublished picturebook showcase in Frankfurt book fair 2019.