“Off the Wall” is a series of cast encaustic sculpture that study the architecture of form.
Casting encaustic (beeswax with pigment) in martini glasses, eggcups and muffin tins; Kim Bruce creates sculptures that explore the use of everyday objects as abstract architectural elements. Drawing on her architectural background, the former interior designer also investigates the use of geometric forms; constructing molds from matt board, clay and tin.
Whether casting with found objects or blending and layering coloured encaustic; Bruce creates singular pieces that are in and of themselves, miniature works of art. Then subverting expectations she mounts the sculptures on a vertical plane, grouping the pieces into installations that utilize negative space to create balanced and harmonic visual dialogues. In this way she seeks to convey the architecture of the group that, as a whole, transcends the sum of its parts.