Royal College of Art, London
Yoojung Kim is a South Korean jeweller and maker who lives and works in London. She holds Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts in Craft and Design from Seoul National University. She is currently studying Jewellery & Metal at the Royal College of Art. The details of her works stem from the traditional craftsmanship and her research and practice explore relationships between plastic materials and the person.
The image of my anxiety
Materials: silver, nickel silver, 3d printed clear resin, stainless steel. Dimension: 82*82*6(mm)
The image of my anxiety – Man’s relation to uncertain space –
‘Anxiety is like an unfocused picture.
Anxiety is like seeing the other world beyond the frosted window.
The ambiguity swallows me every day.’
The designer said about her work “My works attempt to depict the image of my anxiety. Anxiety is neither transparent nor opaque. It is similar to translucency. Anxiety pulls inaccessible space and time into a translucent wall, so as to float within it, distorting them in its own way and making them unclear. At the same time, it makes me keep asking questions. ‘…Is my dream beyond the wall? Can I have it?’ My anxiety basically originates from uncertainty about the future, and it will last as long as tomorrow is promised. But if I don’t feel uneasy, will I ever be happy? Anxiety does not make me happy, but calmness also does not give me pleasure. Therefore, I wear my anxiety. I decided to own my anxiety and take good care of it for my new beginning.”