Read more about Chung mask on the Hahoe Museum website.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Read more about Pune on the Hahoe Mask Museum website.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hahoe style masks. When watching the Hahoe mask performance at Andong, the masked actor seemed to portray a slightly haughty disposition. The depiction of the aristocrat connoted in a somewhat mocking way that this higher class should be a bit more humble and approachable. Read more about the Yangban and other Hahoe masks at the Guide to the Hahoe Masks and the more academic writing from the Hahoe Museum.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Suncheon Bay in Korea, I spotted this cute sculpture made from recycled materials. Its head was formed from an item found in every traditional Korean home - the kimchi pot. So even after the pot outlived its useful years as a fermenting & storage vehicle for the favorite Korean dish, it now continues to bring smiles to passers-by.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Although not the exact same angle, these two photos show the willow-like trees in front of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. Both views have their own tranquil beauty. Having lived in India for the four years prior, it was a while since I saw a frozen body of water. If the pond had been in Wisconsin, there may have been fishermen eager to get their ice fishing gear on the ice. Here in Seoul, the frozen pond was undisturbed, just as the still waters of the spring scene.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Through the Paddy Field
by Melissa Enderle
Paddy fields such as this are very common in South India. I loved seeing the brilliant green of a lush field. Each paddy is rather small and is bordered by a raised mound of dirt. In this color pencil drawing, a farmer leads two of his cows on the narrow raised border of a Tamil Nadu field. Distorted, but discernible reflections of each is found in the flooded field in the bottom portion of the drawing. Measuring only about 24x44 cm, this rather small drawing made it a bit more challenging to render the figures. It did fit well into my suitcase back to Korea though!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
One of the nice things about photographing places in the city in which you live is that you can get similar shots at different seasons. Here we see the pavilion Hyangwonjeong, located on a small island at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. Although both scenes are beautiful, I much prefer the spring season.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul with beautiful ripples of white. Quite a contrast to the colorful patterning of the rest of the building.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Markets are one of my favorite places to photograph. Although these images lack the color of many produce stands, I found the arrangements of these two staples of the Korean diet to be dynamic and attractive.