Sketching Meetup


Sketching Meetup on May 27th

Place : Ewha Womans University
Date : May 27th, 2017 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Meeting Spot : Food Court in ECC Building near the main entrance of the univ. accessible from the Ewha Univ. subway station (subway no. 2)

지난 55차 월드 와이드 스케치크롤에 참석하신 분들의 뜻을 모아 월 1회의 스케치 모임을 계속하기로 했습니다. 다음 달 이화여대에서 갖는 모임에 관심있는 분들의 자유로운 참석을 바랍니다. 회비는 없으며 사용하실 도구 지참하고 오셔서 아름다운 교정에서 만나 뵙기 바랍니다.

Monday, June 18, 2012

sketches at Son gi-jeong Memorial Park, Malli-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul

 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 
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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.

4 comments:

nabirani said...

You captured his facial expressions so well! Now i could know how he looks. Great as always!

Lee Yong Hwan said...

Thanks. Son gi-jeong is praised as one of the greatest heroes in modern Korean history. I sketched statues of Son respectfully as if he is alive.

Nicholas Hong said...

you capture the atmosphere and how you felt. Beautiful sketches!^^

Lee Yong Hwan said...

Thanks for your visit our blog and a favorable comment.