This piece, titled “Isn’t It Just Like the Sea,” is another idea sketch for one of my theatre projects on “The Old Man and the Old Moon” by PigPen Theatre Company. The story revolves around an old man whose job it is to fill the moon with liquid light as he goes on an adventure to find his runaway wife. It is a story about finding and re-remembering love and sense of wonder in one’s life, and one that resonates with me much more today as we live in this perpetual state of ennui and isolation. Like most of us right now, the elderly couple in the piece are all alone, drifting through in the dark night sea, not knowing what awaits them. However, through the brushstrokes, shapes, and colors, I hoped to convey a sense of comfort, warmth, and intimacy that exists in spite of the uncertainty.
Seo Won Yun is a rising senior at Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut. She often draws inspiration from the works of Kurt Vonnegut, mythologies from around the world, and soft rock or folk musicians–namely Lou Reed and The Oh Hellos. Her work has been published on “Girls Right the World”. In her free time, she enjoys making odd menageries, embroidering, making failed attempts at sewing, drawing, and catching up on Modern Family. She hopes to major in Theatre Design and Production in college.