The Wild & Light Blog
Sharing odds and sods, inspiration and project insight and curiosities and thoughts.
I stumbled across an intriguing image while scrolling through Instagram. At first I had no idea what I was looking at, all I knew is that it was stunning. I had to learn more about the artist.
As I ‘creeped’ on, I learned that the piece was made by a NASA trained engineer turned artist named Kim Keever. He left his life of science in the 70’s and moved to NYC. He spent the first 20 years of his career printmaking and painting until he was gifted a fish tank from a friend. Naturally, he decided to pour paint into the water-filled tank and take photos of it. BAM! He discovered his signature style.
Kim started by placing miniatures in the tank, creating beautiful landscape style pieces by using lighting and perspective tricks. His style has since evolved into a more conceptual and minimal vibe. After he pours paint into the tank he shoots thousands of photos and has 5-20 mins to get the perfect shot before the liquids diffuse.
His work is different and inspiring, proving that opportunities are endless in all forms of art. His story reminds me how important it is to push yourself out of your comfort zone and live your life the way that feels good.