Celebrating Twenty Years at Salts Mill
A Fantastical Array of International Art Jewellery

14th July - 25th Sept 2016

Proliferation 3 – brooch in brass, stone clay, gold leaf and enamel paint

Proliferation 3 – brooch in brass, stone clay, gold leaf and enamel paint

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Hee-ang Kim

Often likened to "fairies in forests," mushrooms belong to the kingdom of fungi, which are neither plants nor animals. They are living not only on roadside trees but also on fallen leaves, and they are everywhere and suddenly disappear without a trace.

I take an interest in the details of mushrooms. These details form shapes of my jewelry. For example, detailed patterns in a mushroom's wrinkle repeat themselves, and the repetition makes up the overall shape of a mushroom. We can easily discover patterns spreading and sprawling in nature.

I would like to create jewelry reflecting these detailed patterns of nature with a point of view themed "proliferation." Detailed patterns and movements of mushroom inspire me to express growth and development of mushrooms.

Biographical Details

20/20 Featuring work by twenty International Art Jewellers:
Carina Shoshtary, Germany; Sophie Hanagarth, Switzerland/France; Tithi Kutchamuch, Thailand;
Yojae Lee, South Korea; Jing Yang, China; Hee-ang Kim, South Korea; Deborah Rudolph, Germany;
Akiko Kurihara, Japan; Christoph Straube, Germany; Esther Suares Ruiz, Colombia; Ignasi Cavaller, Spain; Julia Baudler, Germany; Niklas Link, Germany; Thanh Truc Nguyen, Germany; Nils Hint, Estonia;
Patricia Domingues
, Portugal; Makiko Mitsunari, Japan; Lucie Houdkova, Czech Republic;
Klara Sipkova
, Czech Republic; Julie Decubber, France.