For her Paradise Series (2019-2020), ceramic artist Myungjin Kim sculpts organically shaped, low relief vessels in earthy terracotta, with surface details painted in white slip. Each one-of-a-kind vessel is finished in terra sigillata, a technique associated with pre-Columbian ceramic arts from Central and South America. The vessels’ narrative imagery is inspired by the flora and fauna of the artist’s home garden. Born in South Korea and based in California, Kim’s work can be found in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, the Pizzuti Collection in the Columbus Museum of Art, the Resnick Collection in Los Angeles, The Archie Bray Foundation Collection in Helena, and the Sonny Kamm Teapot Collection in Los Angeles.
Terra Cotta, Terra Sigilata, Underglaze
h19in x w15in x d15in