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Seeun Kim
Jewellery & Metal MA

Royal College of Art

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Art Education / Art History / Jewellery

My location: Oxford, United Kingdom

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Seeun Kim

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First Name: Seeun

Last Name: Kim

University / College: Royal College of Art

Course / Program: Jewellery & Metal MA

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Art Education / Art History / Jewellery

My Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

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The Silla Collection 100

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Today, as the quality of life for modern people improves, the younger generation is becoming increasingly inclined to prefer expensive luxury goods; thus, expensive jewellery and ornaments have become a symbol of luxury or vanity. From this point of view, I think it is important to protect the cultural heritage of our ancestors in a modern society. Thus, I would like to leave a message to modern people through this project that it is essential to protect the cultural heritage of our ancestors. Then why the Silla period? In the Three Kingdom period of Korea, the development of ornaments was subdivided, and today we can see the extensive history of metal crafts. Among them, the Silla period can be said to be the golden age of the development of Korean ornaments. I also think that people who appreciate this project may wonder why I have completed 100 brooches. I think it is a number that represents society. Water can boil from 100 degrees Celsius; in other words, it is in one state up to 99 degrees, but it generates energy from one degree higher. I think that our society is still at the same level as the number 99 because the people of today have forgotten the value of the cultural heritage of our ancestors. However, if modern people respect and preserve diverse cultural heritages, I think that they could learn about the various historical, cultural and social backgrounds of their ancestors, which will provide them with an opportunity to expand their horizons.