Next Artists' Open Studio:

Next tour starts 11/23/2018

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November 23, 24, 25 & December 1, 2 - 10:00am - 5pm
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Arrik Kim

Thompson Woods Studio

(860) 985-2998

470 West Thompson Rd
Thompson, CT 06277

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Artist Statement

I consider myself an artist and craftsman, I'm constantly engaged in making things, objects both useful and whimsical.
As an artist I have specialized in wooden sculpture which I see as an extension of drawing. My favorite subjects are the human figure and the face. I occasionally delve into abstraction.
As a woodworker, I saw native lumber from my own woodlot and make wooden containers and furniture objects.
Over the years I have built up a good deal of capability including building my own shop from scratch,and have the means to obtain my own materials and convert them into almost anything.

Artists Open Studio Dates

November 23, 24, 25 & December 1 & 2

Artist will be demonstrating

I was born in Lowell MA, and lived mostly in the Eastern USA. I graduated from Bristol Eastern High School in 1979. From there I joined the Marine Corps as a reserve infantryman, performing my duties while studying at UConn where I recieved a bachelors degree in 1983 from the School of Fine Arts. My first post graduate job was as a Correctional Officer in CT. I left Corrections to work as a Free Lance artist in the packaging industry which I continued till 2010. Over the years I've slowly moved closer to my dream of being an artist and woodworker. In 2012 I started building my 'dream' home which is a project that is the mainstay of my life even now. As life moves along I'm more and more developing my own ideas and becoming less and less reliant on the projects and work demands of others.

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