My thesis research explores the use of glass, and several other mediums to reflect impressions of traumatic memories without directly representing the details of a personal story. Sensory experiences act as metaphors for memories. In my work, glass serves as a medium for preservation of those impressions. The frustrating and fragile characteristics of glass parallel my annoyance with my anxiety. I discovered, however, that working with glass has a therapeutic effect for me. I researched the psychology of traumatic memory and the work of artists whose work is related to my inquiries. This process allowed me to use visual language to better understand my own experience of uneasiness and my relationship with my traumatic memories.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Glass art--Themes, motives; Glass art--Technique; Glass sculpture--Themes, motives; Glass sculpture--Technique; Video art; Anxiety in art
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CAD)
Kang, Suhyeon, "The Sense of Anxiety" (2020). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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