Prolonged COVID-19 spread is not only affecting people badly on physical health but also psychological health. Wether affected or not, majority of people are complaining about stress and depression under the virus situations. The best remedy so far has been wearing a mask and wash hands frequently as vaccines and medicines are yet to come.
A South Korean company Ellydia joined hands with the energy artist Seo You-jeong and introduced Ki Mask (energy mask). Ki paintings, explains Seo, transcends religion, sex and race and they are messages and inspirations of continuous prayers and meditations. Christian paintings and Buddhist paintings in a way are Ki paintings, added Seo. Consisted of energy and wave of the universe without the painter's will, Ki paintings deliver messages of love, peace and happiness.
"Energy becomes explosively big when gathered. Applying my ki paintings to surface of masks have the same meaning. Many people, however, are attracted more by the design rather than my intention of delivery good and healthy energy through the masks which also are good value" says Seo.
Design-wise, light and circle are two characteristics of ki masks. Practical-wise, you can wash it to reuse almost semi-permanently. Touch-wise, it keeps fresh feel on the skin even in the summer.
"Wearing a mask has become compulsory especially when we take a taxi, bus or subway. There are many kinds and designs of masks and I hope my ki mask can help deliver good energy to you and also look good. Ki is the vitality of the universe. In the same respect, our life is but the flow of this energy. Kisack (expression), kibun (feeling) and kipoom (elegance) are also presentations of this energy. In this respect, my ki paintings on the mask have nothing to do with religion, sex and race but they serve all."
Ki paintings on ki masks are centered on energy of black holes to deliver explosively amplifying energy of the hole. Seo takes time for prayer and meditation before starting ki painting so the images are not confined and limited but the expressions of limitless energies of the universe spread wide and far.
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