For this week’s artist conversation, I interviewed Kathy Yoon. Yoon is a senior at CSULB and is currently majoring in ceramics. Yoon got into ceramics accidentally but she loved that she could create things in 3D. After finishing college, Yoon plans to go into character design and she wants to work for an entertainment or animation studio. She also wants to continue with ceramics at the same time.
Her gallery, “So Many Me’s,” represents the feelings and experiences of her life. Yoon stated that each individual sculpture stands for a time in her life when a particular emotion took over control of her mind. She started this project about a year ago with ideas and sketches. On average, it took her 2-3 weeks to finish each figure. The art pieces are all made out of clay and ceramics and they got fired twice. A couple of the sculptures have an actual story behind them but most of them are mainly about the emotions that she felt during moments of her life. You can see the figures show happiness, sadness, silliness, frustration, and depression.
Yoon wanted to see if people got a sense of who she is as an artist and if they can relate to it. For herself it is hard to pick a favorite because they are all so different. The one that represent her current emotion is the one holding a hear balloon. I really enjoyed how Yoon showed her emotions. I believe that art is a platform that anyone can express themselves and Yoon showed that in this piece. It also shows how much we can remember through our emotions. We can look back at a certain time of our lives and remember if we were happy, sad, or angry. Our memories and emotions are interconnected.
You can check Kathy Yoon’s art on her instagram!: Kathy Yoon