In addition to working as a graphic/web design artist for an educational nonprofit, Kym is one of the founders of Kanon Collective.
Much of the work I create stems from a love of photography and working with digital art. I love the freedom of digital photography because I no longer have to worry about the cost of film and processing — now I just take pictures of everything that catches my eye, and if I end up with three photos out of a hundred that look good, all I’ve wasted is a bit of hard drive space.
The process of creating many of my pieces involves transferring the photos onto surfaces using a heavy acrylic gel medium. I sometimes create textures and colors on the surface beforehand, that end up showing through the transferred photos. In addition, I also add different pigments, inks and found objects to the resin used to coat the finished pieces. This creates a three-dimensional image that appears to float in the middle, often creating shadows through the crackle texture that happens as a result of the transfer process. The final pieces end up not really looking like photographs at all and the image becomes the focus of the piece. I tend to gravitate toward images with bright colors and strong contrast, with subject matter ranging from flowers to graffiti to street signs.