I'm always interested in how artists name their pieces. When trying to title my prints for "Hiraeth" I remembered a chat I had with a grad student the year before. He used song titles/lyrics to name his prints and I was intrigued by the relationship between visual arts and music. There is something poetic about them both.
Six of the seven woodcut prints got their names from songs that reminded me of the places they depict. Never Fade, however, was named based on my research about the national flower of Korea, the mugungwha, or the rose of Sharon. This flower means "eternal blossom that never fades," which I believe perfectly captures my desire for my memories from Korea to remain with me forever. ​​​​​​​
1. Into the Wind (everywhere and nowhere) - "Dandelions" by Ruth B.
2. We'll Never Part (Kansas, USA) - "Sunflower" by Frank Sinatra
3. Carry Me Back (Virginia, USA) - "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" by James Bland
4. Aloha 'Oe (Hawaii, USA) - "Aloha 'Oe" by Queen Liliuokalani
5. Never Fade (South Korea) - "Mugunghwa" by Mari band (the mugunghwa is so special to Korea that there's even a song about it (^u^) )
6. Aching In My Heart (California, USA) - "Going to California" by Led Zeppelin
7. Like Waves of the Sea (Texas, USA) - "Bluebonnets" by Julia D. Booth and Lora C. Crockett

"Dandelions" by Ruth B.
"Dandelions" by Ruth B.
"Sunflower" by Frank Sinatra
"Sunflower" by Frank Sinatra
"Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" by James Bland
"Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" by James Bland
"Aloha 'Oe" by Queen Liliuokalani
"Aloha 'Oe" by Queen Liliuokalani
"Mugunghwa" by Mari band
"Mugunghwa" by Mari band
"Going to California" by Led Zeppelin
"Going to California" by Led Zeppelin
"Bluebonnets" by Julia D. Booth and Lora C. Crockett
"Bluebonnets" by Julia D. Booth and Lora C. Crockett
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