South Korean artist, Juree Kim, seeks to explore the impermanence that is inherent in the very nature of existence through her masterful architectural pieces. Meticulously crafted with clay, she uses water as a metaphor for the unstoppable tide of time that brings with it change. Change that has an inevitably impact on human societies. Kim's architectural artworks thus particularly highlight the impact on communities brought about by urban re-development and gentrification. This is a theme she continued to explore during her recent residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In Kim's own words:
"Every brick that dissolves is like a piece of time, which carries with it the hopes and dreams of the many people who inhabited that home."