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Gourd Cloud Bottle

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Cloud Flask

Clouds are an auspicious symbol representing immortality and longevity. I adopted them as a metaphor for my own floating sense of identity between Korean and American cultures. Their ever-changing, formless nature is analogous to the way I perceive the fluidity of my cross-cultural identity. Metaphorically they are breaking out of the past, yet leaving a remnant of tradition intact. The cloud imagery is contemporized to create a new identity for the pots suggesting renewal and transformation.

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Cloudscape Emergence

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Flask

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Cloud Sun Vases

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Cloud Bottle, 2014, h 10"

Sam Chung is an Arizona-based ceramic artist. He received his MFA from Arizona State University and his BA degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Between his undergraduate and graduate programs, he worked as a special post-bac student at the University of Minnesota. He taught at Northern Michigan University from 1998-2007 and is now teaching at Arizona State University in Tempe where he is an associate professor of ceramics. Sam has presented numerous lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally.

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