Lyla Kim

Tip Toe

Class of: 2025

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: 22 gauge steel wire

Faculty: Carol Peligian

Prompt: Sacred Body: do you hold your body or parts of body sacred? We refer to the body as a temple. Using linear, planar and/or haptic materials, create a sacred body piece.

This work is part of the Sacred Body project. What makes our body “sacred”? Among various meanings of the term, Tip Toe focuses on the meaning, “worthy of or regarded with reverence, awe, or respect” Tip Toe started with focusing on being thankful for the senses that enable us to feel life. The work demonstrates the artist’s personal experience of feeling intense pain from tip to toe through tangled, edgy, and angular wires.