Sunyoung Kim

Born in Korea, Sunyoung Kim received a BFA in Jewelry Design from Kongju National University and an MFA in Metalwork and Jewelry from Kookmin University. She finds inspiration in the world of plants, which though frail have a strong hold on life, an active growth and prolificacy. Kim focuses on representing this strength with thin metal plates, which she processes through hammering and injection using various chasing tools. She delights in the unexpected properties that emerge during processing, as well as in the difficulty of returning metal to its original state after processing; the careful study required to produce a desired object provides the impetus for her work in metalcraft. 


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