Grief Provokes Great Art – The Comfort Women Statues

Practically nothing activates the artistic feeling like tremendous grief. Within the artisan, situations similar to those of the comfort women of the WWII result in a gathering of widespread emotional baggage. The artist by heart will explore them, reveal them, comprehend them and acknowledge otherwise overcome all of them.

Grief is a result of a myriad of terrors brought on by hatred and rage. The unfortunate events that bring deep pain and loneliness. Anguish, despite moments of joy and laughter, continues through time, from generation to generation. These emotions provoked and many artists to create workmanship that’s an expression of their innermost thoughts and feelings.

The same feelings have provoked the artist behind the comfort women statues that are spread throughout South Korea and expanded in parts of the United States and Europe. What’s the story behind these statues? There are many testimonies while there’s no hard evidence to prove the claim, there are stories from various women (now in their late senior age) who recalls the monstrosity that they have endured. See comfort women testimonies | The Diplomat.

Video Clips About Comfort Women Statues In Many Places – From S. Korea To The U.S.

1. The comfort women statue in Busan.

The S. Korean statue – Comfort women of South Korea in Busan was placed by activists. The statue was quickly removed in the city of Busan but later on reinstalled.

2. A comfort women statue can also be seen in South Korean public buses.

Dressed in a traditional dress, with clenched fists, the comfort women statue sits on a bus operating in Seoul, Korea. The statue is to memorialize the pain that many Korean women had endured during the WWII in Japanese Military Brothels.

3. Comfort women statue in San Francisco.

The comfort women statue placed in San Francisco shows three somber women holding hands while an older woman looks on from below. It symbolizes the hundreds of thousands of women and girls (mostly from Korea) who were abducted and enslaved in Imperial Japanese military brothels before and during the Second World War.

4. The comfort woman statue in the Philippines

A statue of a woman dressed in the traditional dress of the Filipinos is standing with blindfolds in Roxas Boulevard in Manila. The statue memorializes the many Filipino women who were abducted and forced into sex slavery during the WWII.