Artist Grace Hye's paintings are always rich in symbolism and metaphors, carrying a deeper meaning beyond the initial impression. The series 'Crystallization' was created to explore new rules of expressing emotions. In these works, mixed-media mediums become a means to convey the essence of life. The bricks depicted in the paintings transform into walls that safeguard emotions, while also shifting into ladders that lead to new levels of feelings. The geometric forms of crystalline minerals hidden behind the bricks, along with the diverse colors and the presence of flowers, visually express various human emotions. 'Crystallization' is also a prolonged process that heals our identity and illuminates the often shadowed realm of emotions.