Kim is a visual artist working primarily in collage, mixed media, and assemblage. She lives and works out of her home in Arlington, MA.  She’s exhibited her work at galleries in Massachusetts and New York, and her collage and mixed-media pieces are currently in numerous private collections.  In addition to being a visual artist, Kim is also a published poet and novelist.  She began working in collage as a way to further indulge her fascination with story.

I started out working directly on reclaimed windows. I have always loved architectural salvage, and as an artist old windows seem to me particularly evocative. Like sudden and unexpected purviews, they open us up to juxtapositions in search of a narrative thread. They make us dream, wonder, calculate; they allow us access to worlds — random, teeming, private worlds — without ever crossing over the threshold.

For me both processes – making art and making poems — are exquisitely sensual experiences, and both have strong narrative elements. Thematically they cover similar ground: the nature of discovery — the relentless passage of time, the yielding of one era to another. The handing off, the giving over. I am particularly interested in this notion as it relates to women: How have we reconciled the values and mores and priorities of our pasts with the social, political, and technological realities of our present? How has the passing of time colored our feelings about what came before? In short: What is progress? Does it mean we must destroy something of what we were in order to survive the world we have landed in?