Duplicated Identities

PrizeHonorable Mention in Installation Art
University/SchoolCranbrook Academy of Art
ArtistRay Im
CreditPhotography by Ray Im

When we look at the ceramic object, there is usually no indication of what processes it’s been through. In Duplicated Identities, I applied the benefit of photography to investigate the hidden information behind the object and to explain its history. This project incorporates various stages of the ceramic process with a final result of the object. Four images surround the object represents different views of the clay as it moves through its stages of making; greenware, bisque, stain, glaze.

Ray Im is a Korean-born, American, lens-based artist and ceramicist. Im’s practice recontextualizes traditional languages inherent in ceramics and photography to discover a contemporary material conversation between the two. Im received his BFA in Photography from Baylor University and MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art.