‘Steps for the Flowers’ references depictions of Korea’s royal palaces and the
indigenous Hwagye garden style appropriate to a Queen or female member of the royal family.
A tiered walled garden strewn with peony flowers (a Korean symbol of wealth and honour)
and beautifully shaped stones (representing eternity) hand painted upon an antiqued Xuan Paper,
illustrates the Hwagye gardening style unique to Korea and designed
to evoke comfort and peacefulness.
Further symbolic elements include frogs for good fortune and butterflies
for longevity, in a resulting scene that summons the sophistication of the Joseon
era and the harmony of nature and architecture in space.