When the ambiguity of our imagination becomes tangible, it is truly magical.
I wonder, how long would it take for our imagination to catch up to reality? Better yet,
how long would it take for our fantasy to come to fruition?
Swiss watchmakers say it can take anywhere from four months to a year to complete a single timepiece.
But behind every perfectly assembled product,
there is more than meets the eye.
In a world that has perfected the art of mass production, the average person cannot fathom the ingenuity and creative labour that originates from their imagination.
What then is consuming my imagination?
What is cluttering my mind as I wait in anticipation to see my imagination become a reality? Fear and anxiety.
I want to break free from it.
I am constantly at a crossroads of having to satisfy the expectations of others and trying to clear the fog of fear that is clouding my imagination. Nonetheless, the desire to see my passion materialize will never waver. Despite the odds, and in the stubbornness of my own heart, I can visualize my imagination coming to life. As I witness my dreams unravel before me, I know it will be meaningful in that it will shape and define who I am.
While the fads of this world constantly try to confine my imagination to fit their expectations, I refuse to conform to their standards and let my artistry speak for itself
like my Tourbillion.
Dayena Kim has been working as a makeup artist until 2014. In 2015, she enrolled in Pyeong Sang Education Center and took oriental painting classes to start her professional portfolio.
In November 2017, she made her first solo exhibition at the Hyoja Dong Gallery
(Art de Borah) officially debuting as an artist.