Star-crossed lovers


The term ‘star-crossed lovers’ is used to describe two people who are enamoured with one another, but are unable to be together due to their circumstances. This drawing is influenced by the Korean version of the star-crossed lovers, as told in the story of the ‘The Weaver and the Cow Herdsman’. The story tells us  how two lovers were separated, but were allowed to be with each other once a year because of how their cries deeply evoked sympathy from the magpies who decided to form a bridge. Likewise, I wanted to depict the situation of the Korean peninsula like that of star-crossed lovers, of how the people in both North and South Korea desperately want to be unified, but are unable to due to the circumstances.



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Currently living and pursuing my undergraduate studies in South Korea.

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