MARITZA RUIZ-KIM

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

More than Disneyland

I wasn’t just at Disneyland a month ago. It was more than that. I was at the place of my childhood. I was two miles from the little Anaheim cul-de-sac where I grew up until age ten. Towering juniper trees stood to Read more…


Meet the Editor-in-Chief of ProWax Journal

haha it’s me! Along with the help of many colleagues, I oversaw the launch of ProWax Journal this month. It’s a bi-monthly online publication for artists who work with encaustic medium (wax+resin+pigment). I serve as Editor-in-Chief. Sounds a little lofty, but Read more…


Part III: The End of Foreboding

“However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything to come is meaningless.” “Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days Read more…


Part II: The Middle of Somewhere

My mom and I still talk easily about death. We always have, because she is at peace. She talks about her last wishes and where she wants to be (near her mother.) My boys share my preoccupation-with/sensitivity-to death & disaster. Read more…


Part I: The Start of the End

Part I: The Start of the End Sometimes I have the opposite of that common fear: The Fear of Dying. Instead I have: The Fear of Living Too Long. I’m sure the two are related. Who’s to say how long Read more…


Where we’ve been & Where we are

Over 1,200 miles driven in 10 days: a road trip with my little family of four Atlanta, GA-> Huntsville, AL-> Decatur, AL-> Franklin, TN-> Nashville, TN-> Knoxville, TN-> Gatlinburg, TN-> The Great Smoky Mountain National Park-> Cherokee, NC-> Chattanooga, TN-> Read more…


March, April, May, June 2013

1. You are not here., May/June 2013 with Charlotte Street Foundation/RisesZora in Kansas City. Laura Isaac & I collaborated to present You are not here. in conjunction with RisesZora, a Charlotte Street Foundation show in Kansas City. Curated by Jamilee Polson Lacy, Read more…


"I Will Find"

One month later, here I am. The artworks for the I Will Find project are complete; some follow-up posts are still coming at the project blog. Once I posted that last blog post here on Jan 25th, I worked steadily through now. Read more…


Breaking Waves

My last blog post was five months ago. I left off with the notion that sometimes things have to break before they become better. Break the ground to plant the seed. Prune the tree. Break up, break out. At the Read more…