WAAC Member and Artist Tai Kim’s solo exhibition, “Silk Fish: Swimming in the Air,” has been featured on Toronto’s Koreatimes newpaper.
“Silk Fish: Swimming in the Air,” is a solo exhibition of textile sculptures & silk scroll paintings, like a sweet dream from the East.
From the artist herself, “A tribute to my Grandmother and Mother Silk Fish And silk Scroll Paintings. A small bell called a 풍경. “Pungkyung” – hangs under the eaves in a Korean Zen Buddhist temple. Under the bell is a fish-shaped ornament, seeing these as a child when I visited the Zen temple with my grandmother. It contains the Buddhist teachings to stay awake like the fish that never sleeps, eyes perpetually open.”
The Fish is made of silk, free hand-crocheted copper wire were used to make the skeletal structure of the Fish’s fins and Beads are threaded through the copper wire to complete the fin’s form. The fish is hung where it receives good light, beautiful fish swimming in the air. I hope that it will become a place to rest the eyes, refreshing the day, refreshing the heart.
The custom of scroll painting is to put the painting first and then attach silk and outer paper to it. When I am painting silk scroll, I draw the Western painting technique directly on the paper, As if performing Happening.
To read more about the artist & exhibit, please click here.