Hwajeong trained her cat to sit on the leash. I was inspired to draw this when I climbed up into a western red cedar. I wanted to draw her looking down on her pet cat, but it seemed sad that she would leave her cat. Also cats can climb so why wouldn't he climb up with her?
The meaning of Hwajeong in Korean is roughly, glamorous politics. There is also a contemporary TV show called Hwajeong which is a courtly drama. I want to see it, but have not yet.
The idea and the joke of politics being glamorous is interesting. At first it does seem like a joke, but since primates need some kind of political order to organize themselves, I think there is true glamour in it too.