Mirena Kim

Vertical Scuttle, 2020
Clay, underglaze, and wire
7 x 3 feet

Artist Statement
Vertical Scuttle tells a story about individual entities that swarm together to form a larger body. Combining qualities of the vessel, human, robot and cells, the forms climb over each other and cling to security gates of a shuttered business. Vertical Scuttle reminds us that this type of “togetherness” is something that has suddenly become forbidden and precious.

Mirena Kim is an artist and writer living/working in Los Angeles. After decades of working in the design field, Mirena chose to follow her interest in studio ceramics, creating minimally designed, functional pieces for interiors including restaurants and hotels. Eventually she expanded into sculpture and painting, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree from Otis College of Art and Design.