In the Western tradition, Lily of the Valley is the flower associated with May. Lily of the Valley represents hope and delicacy. Its floral language includes "purity," "rediscovered happiness," and "certainly becoming happier."
In Europe, it is believed that receiving a bouquet made of Lily of the Valley in May brings good luck, so it is often given as a gift to the closest friend.
That's why it is widely used in wedding bouquets, perfectly capturing the intended meaning of the flower.
Alongside the Lily of the Valley, I painted a bird called the Baekdujo, which is fitting for the season of marriage in May.
The Baekdujo is depicted as a pair of male and female birds, with its white head symbolizing a harmonious union between spouses until their black heads turn white like the feathers of the bird.
In this artwork, I aimed to evoke a sense of traditional Eastern painting.
I primarily used the technique of traditional Eastern painting for my hand-drawn Slow Loris series, and I hope to convey a connection to that style and feeling in this piece.