In Kate’s work, the relationship between each form and the negotiation of space becomes a psychologically charged metaphor for identity, self-exploration, and the ways we navigate the world around us.
I'm interested in the way leaves and plant shapes interact with each other. Layered or flattened-- they become amorphic.
Though graphic in their silhouette, Kate's paintings contain a graceful fluidity. Pools of watercolor bloom and puddle, creating a ghostly shadow that flows under and around her organic forms. The bounding lines that define each shape fluctuate with the artist’s hand, adding another dimension of movement and character, and playing between the handmade paper’s deckle and the canvas’ rigid edge.
Focusing within the tradition of the still-life, I like to reinvent them in a graphic, modern way.