Kanon Collective is a local artist owned and operated gallery.

kym bloom

In addition to working as a freelance graphic and web designer, Kym is one of the founders of Kanon Collective.

Artist Statement

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. I also create a series of retro video game imagery using candy in place of pixels. These combine two of my loves from childhood.

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.

You can see more of my work here: http://www.kymbloom.com. To purchase some of my small pieces, please visit my Etsy shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kdbloom.

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