13" x 18.5" graphite on illustration board
Framed: 19.5" x 25"
Original graphite drawing on Strathmore 500 series 20-ply illustration board. Framed with archival materials and UV-resistant plexiglass.
Inspired by the Korean myth of Oong-nyeo. Oongnyeo is a bear who became a woman through perseverance and persistence. The bear desired to be human and was given a challenge -- to go into a cave and eat nothing but garlic and onions for 100 days. The tiger gave up midway, but the bear kept sight of her dream and stuck it through. As a reward, she became a beautiful, strong woman, and mother to all of Korea.