I had the second mental breakdown of my life in the beginning of 2020, before the outbreak of covid. I had disappeared to a city I had never lived in and where I knew nobody. Surrounded by the sea in Busan, I spent time completely alone and worked on my inner self for almost a year. During my stay, I’d walk by the sea for hours thinking about my past life, relationships, and future.
As I was walking, sometimes I would burst out in anger for being mentally weak, at other times I cried from loneliness; I thought about life and death. While looking at the sea, I asked myself, ‘what if I could visualize these emotions that pour out of me in order to face them, in order to accept who I am?’
I realized then I wanted to turn these temporary feelings into images to make them last forever like an entry in a journal. We all feel loneliness, anger, purity, sadness and darkness sometimes, and when we can admit to that, we can grow and blossom.