mee shim

09Nov10

A number of years ago, I was visiting a dear friend in Fort Wayne Indiana, who mentioned a painter that she knew, and asked if I’d like to go see her show and studio. I get a little nervous in these situations, because it’s so awkward to be introduced to someone whose work you don’t respond to. Luckily, the work was astounding and thrummed with a massive beauty. Mee Kyung Shim is a Korean painter who went to school at Wayne State University in Detroit, and had ended up through her husband’s teaching job in Fort Wayne. I’m not sure where she is now (looks like California, if I follow google?), but I was just thinking of her again, and enjoying the memory of meeting work and a person that open a new world inside a moment.

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