Hye Jung Hwang
There is a child who is lonely and rebellious in my mind. She can be my alter ego or hidden ego from my unconscious world. In my two pieces of sculpture, I try to gratify her wishes through consoling or releasing her, and what plays a big part is the textural feature of materials. Creamy, soft felt solves her loneliness and short, black, wiry hair represents her rebellious spirit.
It ultimately gives me emotional stability and pleasure.
School of Design
MA Textiles, 2014
My work satisfies my desire. Research on repressed or latent psychological desire in my unconscious world has been a primary motive and theme of my work. Gratifying the desire is the purpose of my work. Also I am interested in tactility in diverse materials and its effect on human emotion. Especially for a kind of negative feeling like sadness or loneliness, I believe that the fibre has warm powers of healing. Although tactility is very subjective and I am dealing with a very personal story, I hope people can find some common emotions, perhaps suppressed or felt at least once, which can be shared together through my work.
- BA Textile Art & Fashion Design, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea, 2011