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A Strong Pillar

Iris (Sue-Min) Jung

Sculpture Made of Plywood and Foam board

Undergraduate
Pillar is everywhere you go. It represents its local culture and so every pillar is unique in shape and style. However, the main purpose of a pillar is the same anywhere: to support the infrastructure on top of it. It is sturdy and reliable. The pillar to me is a representation of what I wish to be. Studying abroad in a Western country, I felt like it was easy for me to forget about my Korean identity as an artist. And like this pillar, I want to become an artist who is proud to show their identity and culture to the audience and most importantly, like a typical pillar, have the strength to support and endure whatever puts pressure on it without breaking apart.