The Walk Project
The Walk photo and video series investigates the connection with our environments by featuring America’s diverse landscapes with artist Yoon Cho's walk performances and digital drawings.
The series explores the cycle of life and the co-existence of humankind with our surroundings. The artist takes photographs and videos of herself walking in different locations. These scenes include; the mesas with iron rich red soils that remind us of the pulsating blood in our body; the ever moving sand dunes collaborating with the wind; and the cracked mud of a dried lake like irritated dry skin.
After editing photographs and videos, the digital drawings of biological life forms are created to develop a narrative. The drawings of plant cells, pollen, reproductive organs, embryos, and skeletons tell a story of interconnection with the earth. The representational and imaginative drawings echo the scientific evidence and explore the realm of scientific facts and whimsical imagination.
The artist’s personal journey from a difficult pregnancy to motherhood encourages her to look closer at the relationship between the biological life forms and their habitats. She is enthusiastic about raising awareness of our precarious existence and the interconnectedness of human beings with the earth. The Walk Series encapsulates all aspects of beauty, destruction, and preservation of the land we live in.
The ongoing series will include the desert, water, mountain, and urban scenes.