Kim Grall

im Grall White-crowned Sparrows
Kim Grall Honeyeaters - A lidded container
Kim Grall Insect Percussion
Kim Grall Multi-colored Bird Bowl
Kim Grall Dazzle of Zebras

Artworks 

Kim Grall Two Face
Kim Grall In Circles (a basket)

Kim Grall

Two Face

2023 -24

encaustic medium over pyrography, handmade paper and daylily leaf cordage with feathers and Job's tears on the top of a flat bushel gourd

20 x 10 in

$225

Kim Grall

In Circles (a basket)

2024

encaustic medium over pyrography, handmade papers and leaves with seed pods, walking iris and dracaena leaf cordage on a flat bushel gourd

12 x 12 x 8 in

$375

Kim Grall

Othala

2024

encaustic medium and paper on birch wood panel

24 x 18 in

$1,100

Kim Grall Tyto Alba 2023

Kim Grall

Tyto Alba

2023

mixed media on birch wood panel 

10 x 8 in 

Sold

Kim Grall Barn Owl 2023

Kim Grall

Barn Owl

2023

mixed media on birch wood panel 

8 x 10 in 

$250

Kim Grall Butterfly Bowl 2023

Kim Grall

Butterfly Bowl

2023

encaustic medium over pyrography, dyes, handmade paper and plant based cordage on large flat bushel gourd

6 x 13.5 x 13.5 in

$285

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Kim Grall Bee Mask 2023

Kim Grall

Bee Mask

2023 (revamped)

mixed media on basketball gourd  

10 x 18 x 3 in   

Sold

Kim Grall Bird Mask 2016

Kim Grall

Bird Mask

2016

mixed media on top portion of flat bushel gourd

6 x 11 x 2 in 

Sold

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Kim Grall Blue Birds Box 2019

Kim Grall

Blue Birds Box

2019

mixed media on wren house gourd 

7 x 5.5 x 5.5 in

$95

Kim Grall Not a Peacock 2020

Kim Grall

Not a Peacock

2020

mixed media on top portion of flat bushel gourd  

16 x 81/2 x 3 in 

Sold

Kim Grall White-crowned Sparrows  2023

Kim Grall

White-crowned Sparrows 

2023

mixed media encaustic on birch wood panel

30 x 24 in

$1200

Kim Grall Bowl of Creepers 2022
Kim Grall Hoatzins in a Bowl 2022

Kim Grall

Hoatzins in a Bowl

2022

Encaustic medium over pyrography, onion skin, madder root, black walnut and other natural dyes with daylily, garlic and cattail leaf cordage on a cannonball gourd

4 x 6.25 in

$110

Kim Grall

Bowl of Creepers

2022 

Encaustic medium over pyrography, onion skin, madder root and black walnut dyes with dracaena leaf and eel grass cordage on a cannonball gourd

3 x 6.5 in

$110

Kim Grall dazzle-of-zebras
Kim Grall Honeyeaters - A lidded container  2023

Kim Grall

Dazzle of Zebras

2022

Encaustic over pyrography, handmade paper, iris leaf cordage, and beet powder stain with grape vine handle and vintage bronze base on Martin gourd

17 x 8 x 9 in

$225

Kim Grall

Honeyeaters - A lidded container 

2023

encaustic medium over pyrography, smokebush leaves and dracaena leaf cordage on tobacco box and sub-mini gourds

9.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 in

$185

Kim Grall leafy-basket

Kim Grall

Leafy Basket

2022

Encaustic over leaves, iris leaf cordage, spun wool, and handmade paper with grape vine handle on flat bushel gourd

14 x 15 x 13 in

$425

Kim Grall out-of-africa

Kim Grall

Out of Africa

2022

Encaustic over handmade paper, smoke bush and bamboo leaves, iris leaf cordage and seed pods on Martin gourd

17 x 9 x 9 in

Sold

Kim Grall Insect Percussion  2021
Kim Grall Box with Butterflies 2021

Kim Grall

Insect Percussion 

2021

Encaustic medium, paper, various cordage and Job’s Tears on Club gourd

17 x 6 x 6 in

$150

Kim Grall

Box with Butterflies

2021

Encaustic medium over butterfly wings, handmade paper, and smoke bush leaves with iris leaf cordage and an unknown nut on a sm. bushel gourd

6.5 x 6 x 6 in

Sold

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Kim Grall

Horse Basket

2019

Martin gourd with paper

11 x 7 x 7 in

Sold

kim-grall-checkerboard-bowl

Kim Grall

Checkerboard Bowl

2021

Encaustic medium over birch bark, handmade paper and amaranth dye on basketball gourd

3.5 x 9 x 9 in

$110

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Kim Grall

Giraffe box 

2020

Carved and stained with leather cord trim on wren house gourd

9.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 in

Sold

kim-grall-multi-colored-bird-bowl

Kim Grall

Multi-colored Bird Bowl

2018

Encaustic medium over handmade paper, dyes and bittersweet vine tiles on basketball gourd

6 x 9.5 x 9.5 in

$225

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Kim Grall

Birchbark Bowl

2021

Encaustic medium, birchbark, leaves and iris leaf cordage on Basketball gourd

5 x 9.5 x 9.5 in

$145

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kim-grall_blackbird-basket

Kim Grall

Blackbird Basket 

2021

Encaustic medium, paper, leaves, iris leaf cordage and yellow oxide pigment on Sm. Martin gourd

13 x 7 x 7 in

$135

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Kim Grall

Big Leaf Bowl

2019

Encaustic medium, paper, bittersweet vine and cord rim on Lg. Flat bushel gourd

9 x 13 x 13 in

$325

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Kim Grall

Bittersweet Bowl

2021

Encaustic medium, bittersweet leaves and vine, iris leaf cordage, leather button and black walnut powder on Cannonball gourd

3 x 6 x 6 in

Sold

Kim Grall red-is-just-a-color

Kim Grall

Red Is Just A Color (mask)

2019

Top of flat bushel gourd with vine, fiber, leather, beads, feathers

13 in di w/6 in appendage

Sold

kim-grall_bee-bowl

Kim Grall

Bee Bowl

2020

Encaustic medium, paper, fabric, bittersweet vine tiles and walnut oil on Cannonball gourd

3.5 x 6.5 x 6.5

Sold

kim-grall_dragonfly

Kim Grall

Dragonfly

2021

Encaustic medium, paper, bittersweet vine and fabric on gourd pieces

27 x 34 x 18 in

Sold

kim-grall-tropical-bird-box-2015

Kim Grall

Tropical Bird Box

2015

Dyes, cordage and odd bits of jewelry on Tobacco box gourd

10 x 9 x 9 in

Sold

Kim Grall

American b. 1961, Berea, OH, based in Westminster Station, VT



Artists’s Statement


Over the years my work has gone through many changes as I discovered and experimented with new materials, responded to the process and was inspired with new ideas. My love of Earth is the one constant and remains at the center of all that I do. The materials I work with now are almost all found in nature; from the beeswax and damar crystals I use in my encaustic medium, the cordage I make from various plants, the leaves and seedpods I dry, the dyes I make, the handmade papers and much more including the gourds I grow from seed. Bound to Earth by my passion for it, the awe and reverence I feel is reflected through my work. The intent of each piece is to pass on that vision in the hopes it will spark or reenforce a similar feeling in the person viewing it. I want them to be able to hold a bit of our Earth and wonder at its magnificence.



Artists’s Statement on working with encaustic


I have been making my way towards using only materials found in nature and have gotten one step closer to that goal by introducing encaustic techniques to my gourd work. I make the medium myself from beeswax and damar resin. It takes the place of manmade glues and varnishes and creates a very different look to my gourds. I've also been using natural dyes along with handmade papers for color. Coffee grounds and ground turmeric are examples and aside from the color they produce, you can smell themas well as the beeswax. My work now encompasses three senses; sight, touch and smell. An experience to connect with earth by holding some of it in your hands.



Biography

Kim Grall creates mixed media sculpture with foraged and harvested materials. Grall’s current work uses gourds as both a sculptural object and a substrate, and most recently wall hanging wood panels. The gourds Grall uses are grown by the artist from saved heirloom seed, seen through their entire life cycle intended to become art. The artist uses techniques such pyrography, painting, and collage with additional materials including vines, leaves, seed pods, pigments and papers. Through this intimacy with her materials, Grall’s work presents the concepts of utilitarian objects, sacred objects, mixed media sculpture, and fine art.

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Caroline Ryan Morgan
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