Studio Check-in with Tzyy Yi Young

Now is a good time to try new things that I have always wanted to do but could never find the time. I have shifted my practice from clay and glass into 3D modeling using Rhino software. It was a challenge at the beginning as my hands could not physically touch the materials. However,  after weeks of practicing this new method of making, it is going more smoothly. I am glad that I did not stop creating instead I found a new way of learning how to be creative. This gives me a new perspective on how an object can be created and how it can exist.

As an artist, I am extremely fascinated by how we interact as people and work together towards finding solutions to the problems we face. That innovative spirit is what leads us to create new solutions for problems that plague our society nowadays. But our ability to innovate should be complemented by the very things that make us human too, such as love, kindness, and hope. A combination of those factors and the relationship within is what inspired and driven my work. I’m fascinated by human’s potential to equally destroy and improve living creatures’ life. Our world is the world of interaction, and clay and glass give me the ability to communicate the world.

In my work, I seek to isolate and cherish positive interactions through the meticulous arrangement of abstract forms. Though minimalism my practice represents moments of intimacy, community, strength, and altruism found within the interaction of humans. The correlation between objects and how they are perceived in space is essential to illustrating a specific moment. Nothing is superficial: the scale, the shape, the lip, the surface, the lighting, the height, and the spacing. Each installation tells a story through the carefully selected composition of forms, allowing me to speak to the viewer in the language of shapes.

If a writer has a pen, then the wheel and the blowpipe are my pens.

If a writer uses ink to write down thoughts, then clay and glass are the ink of my pen.

If a writer uses words as a language to express and create communication, then forms are my language to communicate to the world.

My practice began with the interaction between everyday things and how I interpret their characteristics and relationships into forms with colors abstractly. The main purpose of my craft is to portray these characteristics and to show that we all can relate to changing times. To create a message that says we are all equal but different at the same time.

View Tzyy Yi Young’s Artist Page here.

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