I have grown up to question myself whether my childhood is my real self or whether it is an image seen through a mirror. Or maybe this is all a distorted image of myself that I believe it to be my true self? This work has been approached with different perspectives from the usual self-portrait. We live our lives by looking at others more than we look at ourselves. Therefore, my thoughts were that my true self would be best expressed by another person rather than be portraying an image of myself.
I had requested assistance from close friends and family to express myself (Chanwook Min) into forms as letters, words or sentences. These words were collected through memos and digital devices such as text messages, emails and messaging services. These collected words are merged onto a photograph of myself and portrayed as a self-portrait.