"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
From "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 2 (2003)
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Do Ho Suh is filmed painting outside his childhood home. "Once my fortune teller told me that I have five horses and that means that I travel a lot," says Suh, illuminating the concept behind the artist's transportable fabric sculpture "Seoul Home/L.A. Home..." Themes of homesickness, public and private space, military conflict, conformity and difference, and art's relationship to architecture are touched on by Suh as he installs an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum and travels between his life and studio in New York and a life full of memory and family ties in Seoul, South Korea.