Sung Hyun Park
I am presently enrolled in the M.F.A. program in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Area, Tyler School of Art, Temple University. I am currently the Studio Technical Assistant for the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Area, and have served in that position from 1999 to the present time. Prior to that, I was the Tool Room Technical Assistant from 1998 to 1999. In 1998 I earned my B.F.A. in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Area, Tyler School of Art.
The jewelry has been created since the mankind existed in this planet. The function of the jewelry served the mankind in the variety of forms- served as classification of social hierarchy, ceremonial purposes, personal body ornaments, personal needs for function, and fruitful ideas that enriches our life. Today, we live in the new millenium. Times that we strive for new venture, and better life. The "Digital Crafts" facilitated my works into its new exploration and implemented it.
I have begun to explore new medium (CAD-CAM) to create jewelry since 1997. From earliest of my career till now, I have been ultimately benefited by CAD processes to create jewelry. Through the medium, the conception of my ideas and intents are transformed to visualize and produced in tangible form that result unique form of expression. For instance, my Tension setting ring II was generated in the digital environment by utilizing CAD applications. When I created this ring, it was my desire to create tension, balance, and harmony between the human nature and the ring as a whole. The stone is nature. In addition, tension and balance are what hold the stone in place. In order to accomplish my intents to produce the ring the way I want I generated this ring with the help of Computer-Aided-Design processes. This process allows me the total control and harmony between the creator and the medium through my eye coordination (monitor) and hand (keyboard and mouse). I believe that my jewelry can serve not only as a body ornament but also beneficiary to one’s need in the coming era (I, e. Lens crafts brooch that carry Disposable contact lens, Rx brooch that carry prescription drugs, Beacon brooch that lights up in the dark). I initiated this thought to develop my own visualization that hope to ultimately benefit mankind.