High School Studio Work
"Joon Park’s 'Two is One' is an acrylic painting of two fish and a landscape inspired by his fascination with time. The movement of sun and weather in the painting shows time moving forward, encouraging views not to linger in the past. 'One of my philosophies is to keep moving forward and never look back,' Park said. 'Learn from the mistakes in the past and not dwell upon (them).' Park said the water droplets in the scene come from a Bruce Lee saying to 'be like water,' a substance that adapts to new surroundings wherever it goes. The 21-year-old artist, who made his Blue Line Gallery debut as a student at Granite Bay High School, attempts to convey the unity of nature and human creations working together through the landscape and use of warm colors, he said."