Meeting spot : Visitors' Center near Gate 1 which can be arrived at by 5 minutes' walk after coming out of Exit 3 of Seoul Forest Station, Subway Bundang line (분당선 서울숲역 3번 출구에서 우회전하여 쭉 나가면 1번 게이트가 나오고 근처의 2층 건물의 1층 편의점옆에 방문자 센터에서 만납니다.)
지난 4월 25일의 스케치 행사가 끝나고 한국에서 일하는 외국인 두분이 함께 스케치하고 싶다는 메일을 보내오셔서 5월에 모임을 가지려고 합니다. 많은 참석 바랍니다.
(After the last sketchcrawl two foreigners who work here in Korea sent mails with messages to sketch with Seoul Urban Sketchers.
We would like to have May sketching meetup on May 23rd, 2015 at Seoul Forest. Hope lots of sketchers to join us!)
Seoul Urban Sketchers의 활동에 대해 알고 싶은 분은 firstname.lastname@example.org 으로 연락주시기 바랍니다.
(Please send e-mails to email@example.com if you want to know about the activity we do.)
Statue of Son gi-jeong, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Statue - running with all his might, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
construction field around the Memorial Hall, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
entrance of the Memorial Hall under remodeling, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
playing soccer at the lawn ground inside the Memorial Park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Pin Oak tree was planted in memory of Son, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
old fashioned Yangchung High School buildings with a history, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Son gi-jeong Cultural Sports Center with creepered bricks, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
control office viewed from the Gate of Memorial Park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
control office of the Memorial Park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
neighbouring village viewed from the hill inside the park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
This Memorial Park was prepared in memory of Son gi-jeong (1914 -2002) who was the gold medalist in 11th Berlin olympic marathons establishing a new world record on 1936. Therefore Son gi-jeong became the first gold medal-winning Korean Olympian, so he continued to have his pride as a Korean until his last days.
He was born in Sinuiju, and was educated at Yangchung High School with a history of 100 years in Seoul. Some time ago the school was relocated to Yahgchon-gu, and the site was transformed into Son gi-jeong Memorial Park. Recently, before the 100th anniversary of his birth, Son's Memorial Hall building with red bricks is under remodeling for better than ever.
Last Saturday I visited the Memorial Park with our USK Seoul sketchers. While sketching, I looked back upon the history of 1930s and his outstanding achievement in enhancing the national prestige.
tennis court inside the memorial park, pen and watercolor, 35 x 26 cm
walking road inside in the park, pencil and watercolor, 27 x 19 cm
scene from the pavilion next to the memorial hall, pencil, watercolor, 27 x 19 cm
my mother sleeping on the floor of the pavilion, pencil and watercolor, 27 x 19 cm
sketches on wood by Choi Seung-won
memorial hall under remodeling
It was a hot day. But we enjoyed the cool day by the shade under the big trees. We finished the sketching at the pavilion from which we could see the village from the hill. Son gi-jeong won the gold medal in 11th Berlin olympic marathon establishing a new record on 1936. 2014 will be a 100th anniversary of his birth. Celebrating it the remodeling is undergoing for better. Thank you for participation.
A monk visiting the place asked him to draw on his fan.
The artist drew with acrylics with pleasure and presented it to him.
The monk was pleased with the drawing so much.
Susie Kopp was busy with knitting.
The following three sketches are of mine.
watercolor, pencil, 30.5 x 22.9 cm
What a pleasure sketching together at a nice place is always! Today was just like that. I went with my mother after my father's death last Monday. She needed rest and to forget the sorrow for a while. I thank for the kindness of Seoul sketchers and Mr. Mrs. Kopp to my mother. They'll leave Korea within days. Of course we promised to meet and sketch together whenever they come to Korea. Thank you all!