My challenge as a sculptor is to go inside an inanimate object and make it come alive. Although my work is figuratively inspired, it remains abstract both in suggestion and articulation. I go inside materials such as stone, marble, and alabaster, and discover their history to uncover the form within and bring out their inner voices. The type of stone, its characteristics and origins are all part of what drives me into the heart of these materials.
Her muse is the human form that emerges in amorphic lines and shapes and from other angles of view dissolve away to new forms. She selects each stone at the quarry of its origin, e.g. her works in Yule marble, one of the hardest and most difficult of stones, is from Yule, CO.
Sora primarily sculpts in stone. Her works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at venues such as Femina Potens Gallery (San Francisco, Ca), the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, Ne), Blue Moon Gallery (Bali, Indonesia), Libreria Spazio Libre(Sicily, Italy) and the Museum of Nebraska Art (Kearney, Ne). She is the recipient of awards and grants from numerous organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Nebraska Arts Council. Kimberlain has also worked extensively as a writer and set designer in experimental theatre, most notably for the internationally acclaimed Omaha Magic Theatre. The artist divides her time between the United States and Indonesia.