Kristin Sue Kim
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
My paintings are inspired by dreams and perceptions, manifesting on the conscious and subconscious planes. I weave my emotional experiences into a language rich in symbolism, drawn from religious and cultural references–such as angels, crosses, stars, snow, houses and flowers. As I have lived in various places across the world, I often include architecture and landscapes I have seen during my travels. There are treasures hidden in my paintings. They evoke memories of joy, hopes, dreams, and love; while at the same time cherishing the transformative power of sadness and suffering.
I created an angel puzzle design, which was inspired by snow angels. My youngest son is autistic. He likes to run on the snow and make snow angels whenever it snows. The water drops in my paintings represent the isolation of autistic children, while other elements such as a marble, silver ball, beads and pearls symbolize lonely souls estranged from society. I offer my art as a channel of healing, in the hope of spreading light in the dark corners of people’s hearts.
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