Christina Watka (b. 1986) is a site-specific, large-scale installation artist. Informed by large systems in nature, such as the movement of herds and flocks, Christina uses natural materials and ceramic to translate these systems into inviting and contemplative artwork. In her most recent series, 'The Lightness of Joy', Watka creates hanging brass and mica sculptures which hypnotically reflect light in a kinetic and meditative display. Christina received her BFA in Studio Art in 2008 from The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University.
Members of DUMBO House joined us for a conversation with creatives working at the intersection of art and design. Artists Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey and Christina Watka discussed their work, their decades-long friendship, and their latest large-scale collaboration. Moderated by Uprise Art Founder and DUMBO House member Tze Chun, the talk also featured interior designer Anishka Clarke and art advisor Rachel Elliott, experts on the topic of original art in residential design.
- Christina WatkaPortland, MEArtist Page
- Katrine Hildebrandt-HusseyBoston, MAArtist Page
Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey (b. 1982) is a Boston-based visual artist whose work is inspired by sacred geometry and the metaphysical mapping of space and time. Katrine achieves the geometric patterns in her work by burning her paper surface, allowing for chance to influence her ordered forms. Marked with intentionality and meticulous detail, Katrine’s work investigates the correlation between chaos and order, permanence and transience, and the interconnectivity of the universe.