Photo courtesy of Northland Pioneer College
Shing Yin Khor, a sculptor and cartoonist, will give a free presentation about her work on Wednesday, Sept. 30, through Northland Pioneer College’s interactive video network.
Sculptor and cartoonist Shing Yin Khor will give a free presentation about her work from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Northland Pioneer College. The presentation is open to the general public and will be on the college’s interactive video network, allowing participation at all nine NPC locations in Navajo and Apache counties.
An artist-in-residence at Petrified Forest National Park, Shing Yin Khor trained as a theatrical scenic designer. “I sculpt awkward, charming and awkwardly charming creatures trapped in a world of human fallibility,” she noted. “My themes are inspired by historical hoaxes, old museums, cabinets of curiosities, cryptozoology, medieval monster design and pre-Linnaean taxonomy.”
The more obnoxiously colorful parts of nature, especially invertebrates, inspire her palettes. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and has been acclaimed for its off-kilter charm and narrative.
Born in Malacca, a port city of Malaysia–and raised between cultures on a diet of fantasy tropes and post-colonial detritus–she currently calls Los Angeles home.
For more information about this free presentation, part of the ongoing Petrified Forest Artist-in-Residence series, contact NPC art faculty Magda Gluszek at (928) 532-6176.