Handmade Artist: Kim Keever

It’s officially Spring on Sunday! To celebrate spring, I’m showcasing the colorful art of Kim Keever today. Kim is an engineer turned photographer. Before finding his current creative outlet, he was a painter and print maker.

At first glance, you might think his work is an original painting. But, Kim doesn’t use a canvas or paintbrush. He uses a 200 gallon tank of water and a camera!

kim keever

kim keever

kim keever

His abstract photos are created by pouring paint into water. The results are colorful clouds which he captures with his camera. He has about 5 to 20 minutes before the paint diffuses. In that time, Kim takes thousands of photos before choosing the best one.

He also photographs landscapes and sculptures in water. Kim builds his own miniature landscapes. He places the landscape in the tank and then floods the tank. He then uses lighting to depict things like outdoor light or sunset.

kim keever

kim keever

kim keever

Kim uses plaster to make his sculptures of people and animals. The sculptures are placed in the tank of water. Kim then captures the sculptures as they decompose in the water.

Keever’s work can be found in museums around the country. You can catch his latest exhibition at the Waterhouse Dodd Gallery in New York City. To see more of his work, checkout his website.

Images by Kim Keever

Samantha Meldrum
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Samantha Meldrum is the Editor and Curator. Handmade Curator is a creative blog and creative community. Every day we connect thousands of people with designers, artists, makers and bloggers.


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