The Human Body
Lim creates realistic organs, such as brains and hearts.
For this piece, she inserts the items into food products like dumplings.
All of her sculptures use polymer clay.
This work follows up previous pieces that include a slice of cherry pie that substitutes small hearts as the fruit.
She also completed a sculpture that features a blender filled with brains and eyeballs.
Another food-based sculpture features macaroons with a child’s face.
Why Use the Idea of Organs as a Consumable?
Lim has several provocative pieces in her most recent work.
Using sardine cans, she shows off hearts, teeth, and even individual faces as if they were a snack waiting for a cracker.
Another piece features a two-layer cake with a slice missing from it.
The inside of the “baked good” features marbled meat.
That’s why her work is often described as being creepy or disturbing.
Lim says her inspiration isn’t the horror genre.
She has a love for old curiosities.
Lim loves fantasy stories, especially the ones with time travel.
She yearns to explore the real world and those that exist in the world of make-believe.
By fusing these elements together, Lim creates tension between those two worlds.
It is what makes her beautiful clay work stand out in the area of pop surrealism.
Lim Also Creates Breathtaking Illustrations
QimmyShimmy might have a reputation for her sculptural work, but she also has a talent for inspiration.
Her work fuses nature and fairies together in her unique style.
There is still an element of provocation with the nudity in her pieces.
You can also see her talent for implementing her vision of the world.
“I often get rude comments about my work, but it’s okay,” she told CNA in her native Singapore.
Many of her pieces command prices in the $2,000 range.
When asked about the secret of how she makes her artwork ultra-realistic, she says she uses makeup.
Lim even alarmed her mother once because she forgot to remove some small heads from the kitchen oven.
You can catch updates on QimmyShimmy’s work on Instagram.