The natural world provides infinite inspiration for the beautifully textured work of Chung-Im Kim. The fabric artist creates unique wall hangings from sewing tiny pieces of industrial felt together, pulled taut to add tension in the design and a 3D effect.
This piece in creamy white is highlighted by organic shapes in a deep red that provide dramatic contrast. The first 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
She 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.