Kim Simonsson, 2019, Courtesy of the Jason Jacques Gallery and the artist

Jason Jacques Gallery presents Moss Tower by Kim Simonsson

Finnish ceramicist Kim Simonsson’s Moss People sculptures––handmade in the artist’s studio in Fiskars, Finland––result from a flocking technique that combines stoneware, paint, and green nylon fiber to give them their soft, moss-like texture. Inspired by Nordic fables and fairytales, the figures form an arboreal community that literally gathers moss through eerie stillness. Building on their narrative, Simonsson is presenting them here on tiers of metal scaffolding that offer an industrial reinterpretation of the forest they inhabit.