[by Byung Hwa Yoo, Ilsan city, Seoul, Korea]
In Eater season it's nice to visit churches because most of them are decorated by beautiful flowers. I like to draw them with background. How sweet the fragrance was! And I found attractive shade made by small desk and its legs. Visiting different religious buildings gives kinds of interesting subjects to me.
sketch at Juyeop catholic church, fountain, watercolor, 19 x 27 cm
sketch at Sejongro catholic church
sketch of flower vases which would be used for the meetings of Legion of Mary at the Sejongro catholic church, A 4
Newly built churches like the Juyeop catholic church prefer to introduce light from rooftop. So the inside is not dark even when all the lights turn off. Architectural design seems to develop to save energy for all.
The Sejongro church was founded 70 years ago. Though it continued to remodel in a small scale, there was no rooftop light from out. The above photo was taken before I started to sketch when the light was on.
I took photos while washing. It got darker by the lights turned off. At last I couldn't distinguish the colors in palette clearly. I continued by guessing the position of them. This winter I went there and found that the church was very warm by the radiators using midnight electricity. It was very good for believers, nuns and priests. When I think of church I become to imagine 'cold inside', which may be remained as prejudice these days.
I sat in bench laid in the lobby of the Sejongro church. Having tea I looked at the figure of flower vases and shadow made by all around the desk. They're very common and easy to be passed being located at the corner. I was caught by the shape of the shadow especially. I thought like that flower talks directly and the shadow shows their presence without a word but abstractly.