Extreme choices produce dire consequences that can subsequently influence future generations and, on a larger scale, an entire nation. In South Korea between 1945 and 1953, many radical choices and extreme measures were used to stabilize the political situation. A system called the National Guidance League was formed by the first president, Syngman Rhee, to track and surveil all opponents to the government. Estimates as high as 300,000 people were falsely accused, imprisoned, and executed. It resulted in killing many innocent people including two of my grand uncles. The purpose of my book through expressive and forceful lithographic images is to document the past so that the deaths of not only my relatives, but also the hundreds of thousands of others will be meaningful to their descendants.
—BEST OF SHOW AWARD!
|Title||you are with me|
|Place of Publication||Alexandria, Virginia|
|Additional Contributors||Jiyon Kwon as a translator|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Lithograph, pronto plate, and letterpress printing processes|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Modified drum leaf binding|
|Medium/ Materials||Leather and book cloth|
|Paper Stock||Rives BFK heavy weight|
|Number of Pages||17 spreads plus cover|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||9.75 x 14 x 1.125 inches closed. Extends out to 306 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 10|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed and numbered edition|