My Stand-ins Bronze, Sculptures Series of 9.5 x 7.5 x 15”, 2007

Kim McCool Nelson

Artist Statement

Broken, unable to stand, my control slipping away… Without asking they began, to stand for me. Nourishing my strength, sustaining my courage.


Kim was born in Stockton and educated in the San Francisco Bay Area. While still a student in college, she received multiple grants from the Philanthropic Ventures organization for an innovative children’s art program which served over six hundred children and their parents. She later worked on a mural project in San Francisco for the Salvation Army, all the while creating and exhibiting art work across the United States. Now she continues to do her own work while still working for the benefit of the peninsula by serving as curator for the Avenue 25 Gallery in San Mateo County and being the current president of the Coastal Arts League of Half Moon Bay.