My sculptures, take the viewer on a journey from the smallest elements of creation, such as a seed under a microscope and into vast galaxies light years away. These artworks are constructed out of a wide range of materials such as soldered or welded steel, sewn fabrics impregnated with acrylic gel, painted pigments and LED lights. Formed by stretching an opaque fabric over a linear steel construction, my sculptures look like fantastical botanical drawings, flying kites or lit up celestial cloud formations that have come to life in three dimensions. I often weave ancient symbols and formulas from Alchemy and Mysticism onto the surface of the fabric. I do this, as a means to strip away the layers of the past, to reexamine and transform patterns and structures that no longer serve or even have the possibility to serve our present culture. My organic artworks highlight the glory and intricacy of the natural world and represents the cycles of life through the power of growth and transformation.
King’s art has been exhibited in private and public places such as Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory, The Convention Center-Grand Rapids Michigan (voted into the top 100 out of 1600 as part of the 2013 Art Prize Competition), Expo Chicago, SOFA Chicago, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago and many galleries throughout the Midwest. My work is in several private and public collections throughout the country, including the Lorraine Morton Civic Center in Evanston IL. and The Loyola Medical Center in Burr Ridge, IL. I currently serve as Education Chair on the Board of Directors of Chicago Sculpture International, where I assist in creating educational workshop opportunities and events to promote the organizations members composed of 150 professional sculptors.