Featured Artist: Eunice Kim

Featured Artist: Eunice Kim
 Eunice at work in her Seattle studio.

Eunice at work in her Seattle studio.

 Tiny dot marks created out of modeling paste are the building blocks of Eunice's imagery.

Tiny dot marks created out of modeling paste are the building blocks of Eunice's imagery.

 A matrix of sculpted miniature dots, inked and ready to print.

A matrix of sculpted miniature dots, inked and ready to print.


About the Artist

Working out of her studio nestled amongst cedar trees in the quiet Cascade foothills near Seattle, artist Eunice Kim creates exquisite collagraphs using a nontoxic printmaking technique that she invented. Each piece begins by forming tiny dot marks out of modeling paste, which are then shaped and polished entirely by hand.  Next, Eunice inks and prints the matrices, setting them against cream-toned gampi fiber paper to introduce warmth and a glow to the imagery. The resulting compositions are an embodiment of serenity and tranquility, very much reflective of the meditative process which created them.

THE POROUS SERIES

Eunice's Porous series is a study in patterns, relationships and how individual entities come together. This extensive body of work began her fascination with dot-based imagery as well as her research into a safer, more sustainable approach to printmaking.

THE FIVE ELEMENTS SERIES

The Five Elements series, based on the Taoist principle of essential matter comprising all things, was completed during Eunice's artist residency in Kasterlee, Belgium. The series explores the relationship of interdependence, balance, and change between the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water, each representing a phase in the cycle of life.

Each one of my tiny dot marks is a miniature sculpture, lovingly formed, shaped, and polished.

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