A late talker in grade school was once intrigued by the speech therapist’s use of origami, a bird out of a flat sheet of paper. Thus begins the insight of how some view the world in words and Kim sees the world in shape and mass. Eventually this curious “vision” became oversized sand sculptures, sculpted clay forms, and chiseled limestone from his home state, Indiana.
Kim sought the one-on-one instruction from sculptors in Atlanta and later Boston, the Callanwalde Arts Center, Atlanta College of Art, and Massachusetts Art School . He has shown his work in several past group shows in Atlanta and a few open studio shows in Boston. His work has been awarded in juried shows and collected by many from California to Boston and even in Marbella, Spain.
His work can best be described as evolving from a representational form to a sensual and figurative abstract. Inspirations come from the master sculptors like Brancusi, Picasso, Mattisse, and his favorite, Henry Moore. Now residing in Panama City Beach, Kim can be found igniting and sharing his passion full-time at the beach or in his home studio.