You have tried to access

Sheffield Hallam University
Art & Design Graduate Showcase

Unfortunately your browser is not supported. If you want to view this site you need to upgrade to a modern browser like Chrome, Safari, Edge or Firefox
Kexin Sun
Boundary: Contemporary Superstitions
Kexin Sun
Boundary: Contemporary Superstitions

“How to study the psychological reasons behind people’s superstition, express contemporary superstition behaviours and patterns in visual language, and convey their connections and thinking through jewellery?”

In the modern world people reject superstition, but superstition always exists in our living habits or consciousness.  And the superstition in our modern life can be a “koi” or a particularly lucky celebrity. Kexin Sun says “In the family, community and even the country where I live, there is a traditional way of understanding supernatural phenomena that is different from religion and does not have strict doctrines and defined formats. It exists imperceptibly in our lives. It can be called “traditional” or “feudal superstition”. Unlike religion, people’s belief in superstition stems more from their personal feelings than belief and worship from blind following, emotional experience or fear of things beyond their control.”

Boundary: Contemporary Superstitions explores psychological reasons behind superstition, recording superstitious behaviors and activities in daily life as rituals. This process breaks the sense of conventional boundaries, revealing people’s lack of security and psychological emptiness against the rapid pace of contemporary life.

Sun’s work explores a highly personal design language and personal style, combining different crafts and jewellery techniques in innovative and marketable works.

Votives
Sterling silver, soap, wax, incense ash, acrylic paint. 3cm x 3cm x 5cm
Baptism
Sterling silver,soap,Bath salts, Paper pulp. 2.5cm x 3cm x 4cm
Baptism
Worship
Sterling silver, incense, incense ash. 2.5cm x 3cm x 4cm
Worship
Worship