Mutation 4

More Works By Chung-Im Kim Industrial Felt 2015
14 × 18 × 3.5 in 35.56 × 45.72 × 8.89 cm

About Mutation 4

In earthy rich tones of mustard yellow, fabric designer Chung-Im Kim has once again created a striking wall tapestry out of felt. Kim sews together small pieces of fabric, pulled taut to create tension and a 3-D effect in the design. Inspiration for these organic shapes is often drawn from patterns she’s observed in nature. One of two in a series.

"For me, patterns are hard to ignore as I encounter everyday life….and working with patterns always gives me the thrill of entering a new world.” Chung-Im Kim

Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and received her MFA from Seoul Women's University in 1984. Kim began her career working in the textile industry as a surface pattern designer while also running a studio in Seoul and teaching at a college before moving to Canada in 1990. She has been a resident in the Textile Studio at Harbourfront Centre, working in the design industry for over fifteen years as a free-lance designer.