Name: Kim Clough
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
The biggest appeal of sculpting miniatures is a sense of being able to control a large part of the world in a small contained space. I've always been drawn to food since it's universally relatable in a medley of colors and textures. When sculpting food in 1:12 scale, where one inch equals 12 inches, I render clay sculptures with acute attention to detail when representing their real-life counterparts. Clay is an ideal medium since it is easily molded into a rendition of edible cuisine that gives an illusion of being able to bite right into it.
When I'm not miniaturizing dishes, I'm peering at an even smaller world through a microscope in a cytogenetics lab at Mayo Clinic.