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Yong Yellow hYeonji

Installation, 2020

Handy Beag

In the Chu dynasty ( b.c. 1042~ b.c. 223), one person was defeated from a drawing bet because he is supposed to draw one snake as fast as possible, but he drew the snake’s legs. Since then, people say “snake legs, 蛇足 ” for the situation that exceeded effort can ruin the primary purpose. Last year, I needed a safe place after assaults from my ex-husband. I flew back to Korea, and my cousins blamed me for what happened because I am the youngest one. Whatever I do great was not from my potential, and whatever my hardship was not a big deal. My cousins prepared a resting place with unnecessary words, which make my chair impracticable to sit.

Legs of the Snake