“Kim’s ironic detachment allows her ambivalence to appear fully without falsifying it as she continues to explore, in the “Woman in the House” series, the split between her aesthetic and domestic selves. A potent image of a married woman emerges. She is torn between her desire to be a character with herself as a painter and a wife: the self daunted by mundane kitchenware whirling above her, threatened by the shadow of the man of the house, keeping silence for the sake of domestic peace. ”
excerpt from Lyric Brush, Wonsook Kim, Works 1972 – 2002.