YunSun Jang

MA work

I SEE A HALO AROUND YOU

'Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.'
– Virginia Woolf, 'Modern Fiction', The Common Reader, 1925

Social alienation is like floating in a spacesuit: we are partly connected and yet alienated in this world. I was inspired by the idea that a spacesuit gives you space in which you can live, breathe, and communicate, but it simultaneously alienates you from the space around you.

With this idea, I came up with jewellery that can create the space both around the wearer’s body and their jewellery. I imagine wearing the jewellery creates a bubble and, at the same time, a spiritual and physical space on the body, and this pure space can help the wearer feel safe, giving them a halo-like protection. The jewellery thus plays a central role in creating the space. A thin line is built from the jewellery and delineates the space around the body. Like Virginia Woolf’s ‘luminous halo’ my jewellery covers the wearer’s body and mind like a warm blanket.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2015

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Arts: Metal Art & Design, HongIk University, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • Who’s Who, Werkstatt Galerie, Munich, 2015; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Contemporary Korean Silversmithing and Jewellery, Korean Cultural Centre, Korea, 2014–15; Power of Process exhibition, C/ 159 in Camden High Street, London, 2015; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014
  • Awards

  • Prize, International Talent Support Award, 2015