ARTIST’S STATEMENT: King’s 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. Her 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, her sculptures look like fantastical botanical drawings, flying kites or lit up celestial cloud formations that have come to life in three dimensions. King often weaves ancient symbols and formulas from Alchemy and Mysticism onto the surface of the fabric. She does 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. Her organic artworks highlight the glory and intricacy of the natural world and represents the cycles of life through the power of growth and transformation.
BIO: King’s art has been exhibited in private and public places such as Chicago’s Harris Theater, Lincoln 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. Her 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. King served as Education Chair on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization, Chicago Sculpture International from 2015 thru 2017- where she assisted in creating educational workshops, events and lecture series to promote the organizations members composed of 150 professional sculptors.