Moon Hee Kim
My art utilizes a diverse cross-section of media to examine the scientific inquiry on rising sea levels and the significant implications of everyday behavior in society. An essential technique is to produce still-life paintings that can better communicate information to the public by using appropriate intellectual and mechanical tools. Tools are the perfect symbol of metamorphosis into a new life. By using still-life techniques in paintings from site-specific and site-responsive installations, I explore how environment, society, and culture are discussing the issues created by rising sea levels. I conceptualize these problems from a causational perspective—cause and affect—and examine long-term implications. This enables a clearer picture of the results, which often present in different places and times, remote from their origins.
My still-life paintings and sculptures are the products of a space defined by my perceptions and experiences concerning objects in areas and times. They are a carefully constructed reality that manifests in the way I relate to the world. I seek to understand the inter-relationship between myself and the world within the context of climate change while affirming my place in it.