Everyone has an innocent childhood. People often reminisce about the old days, pursuing happiness today rather than tomorrow's worries and anxieties. Innocence is an expression of the good value inherent in man, which breaks down the walls and loosens tensions between people. However, childhood innocence is weakened and fainted after continual exposure to the world. The world we live in is not simple or tolerant enough to let people live as an innocent child. Just like games, the situations of today and tomorrow can be completely different depending on how we play on the gameboard of life. The current society is filled with deceptions, tricks, and conflicts which make the world nervous every day. In this game we play, the rule is simple. The winner takes all. Therefore human beings are pushing themselves to the cage of excessive competition and don't hesitate to fight fierce battles to win what they want by any means and methods. We don't even seem to feel guilty about breaking the rules of the game to ensure victory. There is also a disguise to convince others to participate in the game as if it guarantees human comfort and enjoyment. To live with innocence in modern society is like jumping into the middle of a forest filled with hungry wolves. The game we used to play when we were young was simple but fun and intuitive. However, the game we are playing now is extremely serious, complicated and dangerous. If you don't play the game with full alertness, you'll be destroyed by your enemy who is smarter and stronger than you. It seems absurd to wish human innocence to keep its pure state in this world. The innocence in modern society is now just another word for foolishness and weakness, but it is those who endlessly pursue with the desire to win that remain as the survivors of the world.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Metal sculpture--Themes, motives; Plastic sculpture--Themes, motives; Innocence (Psychology) in art; Games in art

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Degree Name

Metals and Jewelry Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School for American Crafts (CAD)


Leonard Urso

Advisor/Committee Member

Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez

Advisor/Committee Member

Graham Carson


RIT – Main Campus

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