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June Lee

“Who we are" is focuses on the conflict between the individual and society. My friend in high school committed suicide because he couldn’t live up to his parents’ expectations and pressure. His parents were prominent leaders in the society, and the expectations placed upon him from his parents and their society was a threat and burden on him, causing conflict between him as an individual and the society. He ended up escaping from the frustration and oppression by choosing death. Using the motif of school uniform and hands, this project expresses the individual’s shocking choice to end his own life due to the oppression a society places upon the individual