Photo: Su-yeon Kim, self portrait (everyday different me), 2014, glass, wood, fabric
Tell us about yourself!
I am from Seoul, Korea and I did my undergrad studying ceramics and glass, and printmaking in Hongik University. I learned glassblowing during my junior year, and that was the time when I started to get really excited and fall in love [with] working with glass. After undergrad I decided to go to the states to study glass in-depth, and I have been pursuing a master's degree in glass at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
What draws you to the material you work with, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?
I like that glass has so many possibilities to work with. That's why I have been trying to learn and explore various techniques to create my own unique voice in glass. Working with glass is like exploring an unknown world for me. I enjoy experimenting with glass and try different ways to create a body of work that indicates my own voice.
What themes do you pursue in your work?
I get ideas from my daily life, and drawings have been my main resources for my work. My most current work is about the drawings I did daily, and the drawings are transferred to 'inflated' glass papers to create double-sided images, and also it is visible when the light creates the shadow.
What is your dream project?
I am also interested in moving images and proto-cinematic devices, and I would like to combine glass and moving image and create animated film.
Why are you a member of GAS?
I first heard about GAS when I was in Korea and became a member when I started studying at SIU. It is great being a part of the community that is passionate about glass. The GAS conference is a wonderful opportunity to meet people who love to work with glass, share thoughts and experiences.
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