Korean-born glass artist Eunsuh Choi was in residence at PGC in 2012 creating new work for her exhibition in the Hodge Gallery called “Consciousness.” Choi is a portrait artist, whose flameworked pieces are personal narratives, portraits of her own moments of growth.
Eunsuh uses flameworking techniques to create objects and installations composed of intricately fused glass threads. Sitting in diligent concentration behind a small torch, she bends and joins thin glass rods into complex arrangements and systematic structures evoking the textiles she studied in Korea.
“To make life size objects, I use a flameworking techniques which allow me to think about what it means to aspire-where I’ve been and where I project to be in a meditative process of flameworking. Flameworking also give me a sense of achievement and a chance to think about the objective I had for the piece through the time period in which it took me to work.
I’m interested in portraying the human aspiration in life with organic forms from the new perspective I had about myself within a foreign country. Originally from Korea, I relocated to the United States and my Korean heritage tends to make me ask about myself in terms of my direction as an artist and an individual especially after I came to the USA.
My work specifically focuses on communicating the graceful flow of our emotional tendencies through the plastic medium of flame worked glass. I like to work sculpturally, utilizing form and its surrounding atmosphere to portray narratives based on the human encounter with success and failure in the pursuit of personal ambition, " said Eunsuh Choi.