Tabor College professor of visual arts Shin-hee Chin’s artwork will be featured until Jan. 5 at the Lawrence Arts Center.
The exhibit, “Mother Tongue and Motherhood,” was inspired by immigration to and integration to the U.S. from Korea and her becoming a mother.
“After 29 years living in Korea, I immigrated to America and I also became a mother,” Chin said in a press release. “It demarcated my life into two stages: having a mother tongue (29 years) and having a motherhood (25 years).
“These two events happened largely at the same time in my life, and I began to see links between the two,” she said. “Is motherhood a shackle or a wing? Is a mother tongue a yoke or an anchor? It’s these tensions that I seek to explore in this body of work.”
Chin teaches classes on drawing, painting, watercolor painting, color theory, and mixed media. Her work has been exhibited in Japan, China, France, Italy, and South Korea.
More information on the exhibit can be found at the Lawrence Arts Center web site, www.lawrenceartscenter.org.