2012 Exhibition: Love and Purity Over Self-Protection


CHIHOON JEONG – Love and Purity Over Self-Protection

October 31 – November 16, 2012

Hartman Room (B23), Boston University School of Theology

745 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Artist’s Statement

Art is an important medium I use to express my theology and philosophy, especially understanding of human and spiritual relationships. As a Korean studying abroad – in the United States and Argentina – I am constantly exploring the meaning of harmony among people, between people and the natural world, and all of us in relation to the divine. Whatever our cultural context, I believe that the key to living life well is opening ourselves – becoming vulnerable in our love for one another – so that we may live lives of mutual love and respect; accepting one another as the great and precious beings we are made to be.

As a part of an overseas semester of study, I produced a number of photographs and paintings, which reflect upon my time spent in Argentina during the fall semester of 2011. I would like to share my artworks with the public and with members of my school community. The title of the exhibition is “Love and Purity over Self-Protection.” It is my reflection upon how we can make harmonious relationships with other people in our lives. In our world today, we experience broken relationships. Different people, communities, societies, and nations are fighting each other and trying to protect themselves at the cost of others. It causes conflicts and human suffering. I think that we should willfully choose love over self-protection and be pure of heart in order to make harmonious relationships.

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