The work dedicate to my late grandfather who is the greatest suseok (viewing stone) collector in Korea. Although I was troublemaker, he always loved and supported me. I studied hard and tried to get going great art-school in US to repay his love and support. Unfortunately, he passed away before he could see my scholarship acceptance of school. Thus, I created the imaginary story about my late grandfather's journey to his Utopia (Heaven) by using his collection of stones.
Maroh Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He studied journalism in Korea, but he moved to New York to study photography in 2012. He is currently attending a BFA photography program at School of Visual Arts in New York. Despite his short photography career, Sincere efforts and eagerness have allowed him to receive a chairman's merit award in 2012, 3rd Prize and 5 honorable mention at IPA2013. Now he is trying to do his job as an artist to blow visual delight, warmth and empathy into people's mind.