Self Portrait – Myself in my Imagination, 2020
I have both abstract and realistic dreams. Let me tell you about my realistic dream first. I have never gone to school. An assistant for persons with disabilities encouraged me to learn the Korean alphabet. So I began to learn it late in my life. Although it is hard, I dream of graduating from elementary school, middle school and high school and of working as a social worker.
And here is my abstract dream. I dream of running all around the basketball court, supported by so many people. I’m not a disabled person but a basketball player with my innate physical capacity. I jump toward the basket and my dunking makes people clap and cheer. As a key player, I pass the ball to agile players and lead the team’s morale. I also complete a three-pointer. Looking at me running actively, the spectators are cheering. Nothing could be better than this.
This is myself I imagine but I’m overjoyed whenever I think of it. I’m happy.