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Sublime Experiment
Yong Joo Kim's studio work / Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist Looped and Linked / Hook and loop fastener
Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist Looped and Attached / Hook and loop fastener, Thread
Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist Looped, Pressed and Attached / Hook and loop fastener, Thread
In Light of Space: Overlapped and Twice Spiraled (Left) / In Light of Space: Overlapped and Once Spiraled (Right) / Grey Hook and loop fastener, Thread

Sublime Experiment introduces a body of unique, beautiful, and light-weight, wearable art objects made primarily of Velcro® brand hook-and-loop fasteners.

The work comes out of 5 years of research & development into making wearable art from non-precious materials.

In that process, I have witnessed—over and over again—that beauty arises from what may seem like ordinary or even mundane objects when you give them your sincere empathy and persistent trust. I think of the work as manifestations of the age old idea of inner beauty.

I get excited every time my work sparks a sense of curiosity, wonder, and surprise in the heart of those who view them at galleries and museums. With this project, I now hope to release them into the world. And when they do, I hope that they will also carry with them the story of why they are manifestation of inner beauty.