My work is sculptural in nature, non-functional and highly intuitive.
Kimberly was drawn to making unusual things at an early age. In the sixties she made edible bugs and worms out of Mattel’s Incredible Edibles - watching for hours as the gel hardened into permanent objects.
Today she explores darker topics: mental asylums, school shootings, silencing women, the refugee plight and domestic violence. Her message is conveyed through eerie porcelain sculptures - a much more finicky medium than gel.
Clay’s malleability lets Kimberly “mine” what she feels. Porcelain oozes purity and permanence. Its whiteness has the capacity to rescue one from the dark.
After a 25-year marketing career Kimberly recently graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA to pursue her dream of being a full time artist. In 2020, her first show, hush, was featured at the John J. McDonough Museum in Youngstown, OH. Her work has been shown in dozens of Ohio exhibitions and garnered multiple awards, including Best in Show at the BAYarts Annual Juried Exhibition in 2018.