The artist presumes that human tendency is built by the relationship environment of ‘I’ and other people. Humans can heal their inner wounds by themselves, and attain inner maturity and self-growth. This research examines the artistic act that brings about psychological healing and the state of trance acquired through repetitive acts. The artist, who is also an artist in this case, borrows images of popular culture to create artworks, particularly using push pins made with round heads. He claims that the repetitive act of pinning in the process of making art heals his wounded heart.
Appropriation, first used in field of visual art, is one of the most common creative processes, hence, many artists employ appropriated images in their works. However, the appropriated elements and principle of the method in such images often become the essence of creative outcomes. Although the artist’s work involves the process of appropriation, it does not destroy the essence of the original image. In that sense, it is similar to Andy Warhol’s, but the use of materials involving push pins distinguishes it from others.
Furthermore, the artist finds psychological healing and a sense of relief by repeating artistic acts in creative process where he could be fully equipped with an artistic mind. The feeling of ecstasy and achievement when a work is completed helps him to express an oppressed self.