2015 Participating Artist
Kim Heath discovered he had a passion for metal, music and nature while growing up in Malibu, California. During his 25 year career in the movie industry as a rigging grip, he explored the versatility of metals. Kim revived his passion for working with metal and found that he wanted to show the inner beauty of metal by creating unique pieces of functional and non-functional art.
Each one of his pieces is individually designed cut, shaped, welded and heat colored by hand. Using only a torch as his paintbrush, he brings out all the brilliant color of the metals by using varying degrees of heat. No paints or dyes are ever used in the color process.
“The challenge is to find just the right temperature to get the color I want. I like to make my pieces come alive by using the changing light, the metal’s natural colors and various techniques I have discovered,” Kim said.
Depending on the sculpture, Kim may add lights or other objects to highlight or enhance certain aspects of the piece. Several of his pieces have won awards and been on exhibit at the Westlake Village Art Guild in Westlake Village, California, and the Fine Arts Exhibition at the Del Mar Fair in Del Mar, California.