Chang Sungah deals with issues of conformity in her work. Her drawings and collages are self-portraits of the artist at various stages of being. Each image, creates a visceral response, one that induces an overwhelming sense of physical and psychological discomfort. The ill-fitting cloths and the posture of the body akimbo contribute to the sense of discombobulated strangeness. Chang images are intended to provoke a sense of curiosity from the viewer. By presenting her self-portrait in this manner, she invites the viewer to share her experiences as a Korean woman artist through the explorations of consequences of having to conform to the Confucian norms. This effort engenders an internal animosity with one own identity where conflicting ideologies must be reconciled in order to function and co-exist in a society that is intolerant of differences. In a homogeneous society, one is not encouraged to be different, and uniqueness is highly frowned upon. This fact is confirmed when walking down the streets of Seoul, where one is struck with the realization that many women give the impression of looking similar to each other. They not only look physically alike, but also their fashion, makeup, and mannerisms appear to be identical. The desire to conform to aesthetic standards has caused a boom in plastic surgery where women can order a specific surgery on demand. Paradoxically, women are not aspiring toward ideals of Korean beauty but to the images of Western supermodels. Trapped between the diametrically opposed cultures, Chang struggles to define her personal identity. Despite the desire to find a place of equilibrium, it is difficult to find an environment that offers intellectual or creative freedom for Korean women artists. The narrow Confucian society of Korea leaves women with no choice but to adopt multiple identities, each serving different roles as daughters, wives, mothers, and as career women. In each role, a woman feels a sense of disingenuousness. In these drawings, Chang expresses her own struggles with her identity within the context of the Confucian society in which she must exist. Chang work captures a shared frustration juxtaposed against the pressures to conform. Chang's work attests to the particular ethos of Korean women and their femininity dictated by Confucian aesthetics prescribed by a society with strong expectations of women to conform to acceptable social standards.