A profile of Houston-based artist JooYoung Choi and the paracosm from which her work springs forth:
We often hear talk about how people around us spend a lot of time “in their own little world.” Generally, this expression just refers to people spacing out, detaching from reality for a bit, and ultimately returning when something requires their attention. For others, though, it’s just a step short of literal and at any given time, this is the point at which Houston-based artist JooYoung Choi stands.
Choi’s constructed world is a paracosm known as The Cosmic Womb, but it’s actually only one continent on a planet, the rest of which the artist has yet to explore. It’s a land governed by Queen Kiok, six humanoid creatures with special abilities known as the Tuplets, and one earthling from Concord, NH named C.S. Watson. The list of citizens in this world is far too expansive to detail here, but suffice to say that The Cosmic Womb is brimming with a colorful cast of characters ranging from these magical beings to animals (talking and otherwise) and that one, solitary earthling.