The purpose of this thesis is to explore the plastic image of water as the metaphor for specific human emotions. Given its fluid nature, water itself does not have its own particular form of existence. However, influenced by the external environment, water creates various forms that suggest specific human emotion. These forms are created by forces of nature. I intend to create sculpture of the motion of water that evokes human emotion. The format for the idea is sculpture that consists of structural, repetitive and organized modules. I exploit the repetitive and sequential use of forms that provide an immediate feeling of visual unity. In this thesis I will discuss how my sculptural work explores water as a metaphor for human emotion.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sculpture--Themes, motives; Ceramic sculpture--Themes, motives; Water in art; Metaphor in art
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Jeong, Ho-Jeong, "Water as a matter for human emotions" (1997). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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