Garden of Shangrila
In this series of drawings and paintings, Artist HannaMi Kim has brought to life a fantasy world populated by an imaginative menagerie of plant and animal life. A garden of Shangrila, if you must, where peaches, apples, morning glories and sea creatures occupy the same eco sphere, harmoniously co-existing, but always hinting at the primitive aspect of each object.
The artist’s feminism always comes through, and although occasionally hinting subtly of the erotic, the effect is both calming and puzzling. One does not wander through the Garden of Shangrila, without marvelling at its wonderous inhabitants, and pondering the many mysteries that such a rich landscape of otherworldly delights offers.