For Art on Paper 2019, Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey created “Shifting Center”, a 16-foot long burnt paper drawing-as-architecture. Nine sets of concentric, hand-burnt circles shift across the paper in a meditation on pattern, ritual, and presence. “Shifting Center” aims at creating a sanctuary and meditative space where all are welcome to enter, sit, or stand to look inward.
“ My work references sacred spaces, architectures, and geometries, drawing upon familiar visual signs or symbols and re-arranging them into inclusive and all encompassing layered maps.”
“My background is in sculpture and I've had this vision for a while to create a fully immersive drawing. ”
“Every drawing is a diagram of energies and forces that aim to connect the conscious with the unconsciousness through hypnotic and trance inducing compositions. Similar to a mandala which has an entry way and center point, I wish to take the viewer on a journey through various passage ways that challenge the viewers presence and awareness. ”