It tells the story of Ehwa, a young girl who lives with her widowed mother in a village in Korea. They are extraordinarily close, and attentive and intuitive to one another’s needs and feelings.
an April interview on Newsarama with Michael Lora, the artist says
“I consider the process of a girl becoming a woman one of the biggest mysteries and wonders of life. And one day when my mother was sleeping in her sickbed, I looked down at her wrinkled face and suddenly realized that she must had been young and beautiful once. Then I started imagining her childhood and youth. What would she have looked like in her 60s, 50s, 40s and etc.? These thoughts inspired me to put my hand to the plow. Ehwa is the result of tracing back my mother’s youth.”
I’m very fond of flowers. My back and front yard are full of flowers. I plant, water, and take care of them whenever I have free time. And I also give each of them a special meaning reflecting my former experiences. The flower and the meaning combine into one united entity, becoming inseparable. When a concept flashes through my mind, I have to find a flower that is related to the concept.