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Hall's Halls

August 31, 2015

A look inside the home of Seattle artist and engineer Kim David Hall. It's a "visual smorgasbord" of captivating and imaginative sculptures and contraptions.

When you walk in the front door of Kim David Hall's home, the experience is anything but ordinary. 

"I took things apart as a child- the toaster, toys, things left lying around- and that leads to building things," said Hall. 

He began a career in engineering, and ended up incorporating that experience into his sculpting. 

"You graduate from college with a piece of paper that allows you to make a living. You find something to do that hopefully has enough in your line of interest to save your sanity, and you’re able to pay your bills. At that point, you start looking around saying ‘what could I do that is more fun and less drudgery?’” Hall said. 

Visitors to his home are treated with interactive art that is as fun as it is eye-catching. 

"People are hungry for a visual break from this artificial, rectilinear environment that we’ve built for ourselves," said Hall. "You need to be able to relax your eyes and your mind into something more than square corners and straight lines.”  

See more in the video above, and check out Hall's website here

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Stacey Jenkins

Stacey Jenkins is the managing producer of Spark Public. She is an Emmy-award winning producer who is passionate about pushing the boundaries of digital media and training the next generation of multimedia journalists. Stacey has been a Digital Content Producer at KCTS 9 for the past four years; her stories have been showcased locally on IN Close as well as nationally on SciTech Now and the PBS NewsHour's Art Beat. Stacey’s experience also includes working as a senior producer for KPTS, as an assistant media instructor and producer for Portland Community College and a TV news reporter for the CBC in Canada.

Fun Fact: Stacey’s guilty pleasures include over-the-top Halloween decor, eating sweetened condensed milk straight from the can and Maroon 5’s “Sugar” video.

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