Family Project: 2013-2014 famILY: I Love You

The flag of South Korea, also known as Taegeukgi, is composed of various parts. It has a white background in addition to a red and blue taegeuk in the center. The white background is suppose to represent purity and the “cleanliness of the people” as where the taegeuk represents the origin of all things in the universe. Together, they portray a continuous movement within infinity, the two merging as one.

Additionally, there are four differing black trigrams at each respectable corner: geon 건 (upper left), ri 리 (bottom left), gam 감 (upper right), gon 곤 (bottom right). Each of these trigrams can represent various themes including nature, seasons, cardinal directions, four virtues, family, four elements, and different meanings. Nature was selected to be the motif of the KSA Family Project.

Sun Family:

Sun 일
correlates with ri 리 represented on the bottom left of the Korean Flag.

Sky Family:

Sky 천
correlates with geon 건 represented on the upper left of the Korean Flag.

Earth Family:

Earth 지
correlates with gon 곤 represented on the bottom right of the Korean Flag.

Moon Family:

Moon 월
correlates with gam 감 represented on the upper right of the Korean Flag.

Sun. Sky. Earth. Moon.

Sun Family

Sky Family

Earth Family

Moon Family

Korean-American Student Association [KSA] at George Mason University