A Study on Expressing Sentiments
regarding Objects as Emotional Ties

We live today with past memories, present emotions and anticipations for our future in our minds. How we perceive the world and the happenings around ourselves depend on our state of emotions. People’s state of minds might become susceptible to their environment – cry or laugh without their intentions –rather than their own intentions for such emotions, unless they have strong volition to be content by themselves and to change their life in positive directions.
I believe change of mindset begins with how I perceive even the utmost trivial objects that surround me. Even the daily routine activities contribute to the makings of my being and provide inner strength for me to live my life. Thus, I am obliged to perceive them with pure vision and transform them to become my inner energy.

I have defined the word "Sentiment" as such emotions as follows; 1) Focusing on life and being awake in it; 2) Having a space in mind reserved for others 3) Recovering state of mind to feel warmth when seeing any objects. My journey to define "Sentiment" is the theme of this study which also became a journey to find my innermost pure and intrinsic self. My hopes are that these visual studies of mine might lead me to embrace the objects that I encounter daily and find our affections towards them and thus, I will be able to face with life’s abundant experiences.

In the first chapter, "Recognition of an object" explains that human 'mind' is not in a fixed state of 'non-nature'. This makes recognition important, since a human being cannot view himself/herself objectively. Thus, 'recognition of an object' directly becomes 'self-recognition' and as stated in the text. A will to perceive the world with "sentiments" becomes crucial. In the text, an object indicates any familiar objects one can find in their daily life surroundings.

When 'sentiment' in the second chapter is understood as part of feelings, the chapter explains how the innate sentiment isformed and how sentiments that I intend to express have different concepts from the general ones. One is a notion of 'self in existence' and the other is of 'life and hope'. Former is sentiment that views an object as a pure intrinsic being rather than physical existence; the latter is viewing the world as a hopeful place. It is a process to solve a notion of sentiments that I have, rather than of general feelings, and also a theme of my expression.
In "expression of sentiments", I explained characteristics of 'unity of self and the world' to organize characteristics when emotions are developed into visual presentation. Next presentation method is divided into 'a form as a trace' and 'colors as emotions' to explain characteristics of presentation that expresses a theme. Lastly in chapter III, I applied and expressed what I seek.

Through such exploration, I came to understand that the way I see, feel and recognize the world is important to live my life to the fullest every day, which is possible only when I am determined and willing to make efforts to lead my life happier and fuller. Here I explained and expressed my emotions, that is, my intentions to face intrinsic nature of an object existing within emotional ties with me and to find life and hope within. Such process gives me a source for happy and full living and hopefully my work can become a messenger delivering positive energy to people around me.