Morongo Basin assemblage sculptor, Josie Kim Parker, interprets her personal stories as thoughts emanating from faceless bamboo framed dolls cast in her series GUARDIANS.
Josie’s soft sculpture assemblage work is illustrated by textiles and embellishments collected during her journey as an antique and collectibles dealer then specializing in Mid-Century Modern and Asian Pacific designs.
Over time her growing body of work has debuted in the high desert galleries of the Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Glass Outhouse and currently at Compound Yucca Valley. Several of her pieces are in private collections.
Interned two summers with Japanese puppet sensei and special effects artist Michiko Tagawa at East West Players and Stan Winston Studio
East West Players, Los Angeles, CA: Actors Equity Member. Cultural studies for performances included costume and make-up, Hawaiian and Tahitian hula, Japanese Noh and Kabuki and Peking Opera movement, Japanese sword, taiko, Korean dance
AIFS - American Institute for Foreign Study, Bournemouth, England. Awarded a Silver Medal by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts
Kubasaki High, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan