<Sunyata – Emptying to Fill> combines the words of Buddha from 『The Dhammapada』, with artworks created by utilizing Korea’s traditional Buddhist painting techniques. Although the artwork takes its roots in Buddhism, this book is designed for the readers to think about the artwork outside of the religious perspective. The book is filled with verses that are intuitive, and easy to understand, so that it could remedy the souls of modern people and give practical wisdom. The author of this book is a young female Buddhist painting artist inheriting traditional culture, and her original point of view will give readers a refreshing moment.
Through this book, I hope that someone will have an experience of emptying out unnecessary things in life, and someone will have an experience of filling in what is lacking.
She graduated from Dongguk University’s Buddhist Painting Department, and have been continuing her journey to discover more about the beauty of Buddhist paintings. She was awarded the grand prize(Minister prize) at the 5th Cheontae Order Art Contest, has participated in various cultural assets projects and exhibitions, and now she’s chosen her path to become a writer and instructor. She tried to reconstruct the words from The Dhammapada and create something new hoping to inspire the souls of contemporary society. She truly hope that you could find the Zen moments while reading this book.