In 1974 I moved from Seoul to Bakersfield. This year, this 2013, I find myself finally realizing the significance this move has had on my life, my essence, my entire being. I think I've tried to underestimate the significance, to try and swallow and thereby ignore whole, the harshness of the reality.
Through a series of unfortunate and fortunate events, I'm finally at a point in my life to embrace it and examine it in many ways, most of all through art. And when I think about it, there is harshness about the experience, but also incredible a story of beauty and wonder. My story.