Photography by Ray Im

Duplicated Identities

PrizeHonorable Mention in Installation Art
University/SchoolCranbrook Academy of Art
ArtistRay 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.