Artist Statement
Shin Yeon Jeon


Always driven by the invisible aspects of human life, I feel that emotions are the least visible and the most ephemeral elements of a human being. My goal is to depict the transient aspects of human emotions in solid ceramic sculpture, transforming them into a permanent state. Instead of a literal description of the human form, I attempt to suggest feelings by use of ambiguous facial expressions. The psychological presence and the emotional content in the work keep the vitality and integrity of artistic expression in my sculpture.


Winter 2008


Background: Self Portrait – I (Ceramic Head) 19"x 9"x 8.5"

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