Kumiho’s Den (2023) is a site-specific print installation inspired by the Korean myth of the 구미호 kumiho/gumiho, a fox spirit who transforms into a human seductress to eat the hearts and livers of men. In these illustrations — screen printed onto hanji/Korean mulberry paper — I become a kumiho. Nude with gaping jaws for breasts, these self-portraits dare the audience to enter the lair.

I chose the restroom as the fox spirit’s den because of its associations with privacy, transformation, and rituals. My private bathroom became a shrine to kumiho by including personal objects such as make up, mirrors, incense, crystals, and books.

The video and images are from two separate installations of Kumiho’s Den.