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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kim, Taehee
Author's Email Address tkim4@lsu.edu
URN etd-0407103-105949
Title Spiritual Union: An Intersection of Artistic Expression with Scientific Methods
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rod Parker Committee Chair
Fredrikke Scollard Committee Member
Paul Dean Committee Member
Thomas Neff Committee Member
Wei He Committee Member
  • experimental design
  • interactive multimedia
  • video installation
Date of Defense 2003-04-01
Availability unrestricted
My body of work, “Spiritual Union,” is an exploration of artistic ideas contrasted

with approaches to scientific technology. I investigate diverse physical phenomena and

media and examine symbolic structures to express concepts of transcendence and

spirituality in Buddhism. On deep levels, I have observed the natural beauty, richness,

and complexity of organic forms. This has led to exploration and experimentation in the

area where the boundaries between the artistic and the scientific fields converge.

Employing an interdisciplinary approach that includes art and science, I have expressed

the spiritual meaning of Buddhist lotus motifs and created a record of my own journey

of understanding.

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