Mimi Yoon Reveals Hidden Message & Inspiration Behind Once Upon A Time No More

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, is the original still for sale? Was it created solely for this release or was there an original piece created?
Mimi Yoon: “Once Upon A Time No More” was painted for the group show Glass, Cinder & Thorns III at Inner State Gallery, and the original was previously sold before the show.


1xRun: Was this piece part of a recent series that you had?
Mimi Yoon: Not yet, but I plan to create a series of fairytale characters with a twist similar to that of “Once Upon A Time No More”.

1xRun: What materials did you use to create this piece?
Mimi Yoon: Acrylic on linen.


1xRun: When was the piece created?
Mimi Yoon: January 2015.

1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Mimi Yoon: The golden yarn cat’s cradle and the tattoo on her finger is a message to all the bullies out there.


1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Mimi Yoon: An agent suggested that I do a series of Disney princesses for fine art prints through a Disney licensed publisher, and while brainstorming, the idea came to me.


1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Mimi Yoon: It took about 2 weeks.

1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Mimi Yoon: People should buy this print and share it as much as they can. Hope everyone will find the message and execution unique and special. I also hope this image will remind us of the message each time it’s viewed.


1xRun: Describe the print in one gut reaction word.
Mimi Yoon: Yes!


1xRun: Where can we find you?
Mimi Yoon: View BookBig CartelFacebookInstagram @mimiyoon