Senior Thesis: Ji Young Lim April 24, 2010Posted by claralieu in installation, Student Exhibitions.
Tags: exhibition, gallery, installation, thesis, time
Today’s post is a preview from the upcoming 2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition, our final show for the year featuring seniors Tamara Al-Mashouk and Ji Young Lim. Below is a preview of Ji’s work and her artist statement.
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha
Time has always enchanted me. I found myself obsessing over the concepts of time and thinking about my past, present, and future. I was at a time of transition and at an end of my Wellesley College career. I found myself drowning and longing for the past and terrified of the uncertainty of the future. I found myself at a race against time just yearning for a break, a pause, a breath.
This installation is both representative of the weight of time and of a break in time. It is an interactive space. The viewer is allowed to become part of the hourglass standing at the bottom representing their own past and history through their physical presence. It depicts the infinite space of time and a stillness that provides a space for a breath. It is an intimate space where one can become aware of one’s physical presence and of the infinite entity of time.
This is a closing to my time at Wellesley College. It is my ode to my fellow women who are struggling with the race against time. There is no winning, just accepting and being.
Time keeps moving through the tough and through the good. It does indeed heal all wounds and it does indeed make you treasure the fleeting moments of joy. I have gained a larger and healthier perspective of time and have this past year to thank. I no longer look forward to the future with fear, but with excitement with what the future has to offer me. The possibilities are infinite.