Hweawon Chung


Throughout history, humans have been interested in the relationship between the mind and emotion. I am interested in the way in which people transmit their unique feelings to others. These sculptures represent my perspective of this phenomenon. Often people will communicate with their faces instead of their voices. Facial expression is the way to convey one’s true sentiments. Through my work, I try to recreate the moment in which one’s inner thoughts are expressed. In my personal experience, the speaking of a foreign or non-native language often causes misunderstanding. To address this problem, I try to read the face of the speaker because it allows me to better understand their feelings of happiness, sadness, anger or other emotions. The face is an important part in communicating without speech.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Glass sculpture--Themes, motives; Glass sculpture--Technique; Emotions in art

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School for American Crafts (CIAS)


Rogers, Michael - Chair

Advisor/Committee Member

Taylor, Michael

Advisor/Committee Member

Cass, Robin


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: NB1270.G4 C48 2006


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