Shoal of Stork

Requiem for the rafters Shoal of Stork is an area of shallow water in the Dong river in Kangwon state, Korea. It derives its name from the habitation of storks in that region. The shoal is known to be one of the most hazardous parts of the river route with treacherous rapids flowing over large rocks and boulders. More than a hundred years ago, this route was used by many rafters who were transporting wood for the construction of the Keongbuk Palace and lost their lives to this shoal. Lee Jongmok was deeply moved by the folklore about the rafters and the paradox of tragedy associated with the scenic splendour of this site. This series of work was made in the honour of those who died in this river.