At my work

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jin Sook Yun (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gilbert Carpenter

Abstract: In creating my ceramics, I could have used various instruments (eg: a potter's wheel). However, I felt challenged to rise above convenience. I felt my work should result from only a human being's five senses and Heulk, in a primitive way, a very primitive way. Yet I thought of God's hands which created the Soul from Heulk. Heulk is an all-inclusive Korean term for clay, soil and earth. There are more specific terms in Korean just as in English, but in everyday speech the word Heulk is more commonly used. An ancient Zen Buddhist saying states: Man came from the Heulk and he goes back to the Heulk.

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Language: English
Date: 1969

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