They Live in A Mirror by Grace Kim
Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design
Auckland design student, Grace Kim win’s the NZ Student Craft/Design Awards, recently held at the Dowse Art and Design Museum.
The overall winner for the 2012 Awards was Grace Kim with her entry “They Live in a Mirror”. Grace is a 2011 graduate from the Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in Auckland where she studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Graphic Design.
With over 60 nationwide entries, “Grace’s piece was the most developed and best resolved concept of all the entries for the award. A sophisticated execution that creates a magnetic engagement with the viewer” commented Alison Blain, one of 2012 judges.
Grace’s entry was a series of wooden 3D letterforms formed through a process of using Illustrator, 3D modelling program Rhino, laser cutting and then built by hand. The letterforms where then placed on a mirror which enhanced the forms with reflection. Awards judge Heather Crichton described the work as “a truly engaging and mysterious piece of work”.