Kim Beom has described works such as the one sketched in this drawing, saying that "I want to seek alternative definitions of life by studying these objects that contain human ideals."
This drawing relates to relates to Kim Beom's mixed-media installation, A Rock that was Taught it Was a Bird (2010), also part of the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection. In the study, Kim envisioned the configuration of his project, which features a ready-made sculpture made from a stone and tree bough, a table, and a video monitor. The artist often works between two- and three-dimensional media as a way to question and comment on authoritarianism.
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