October 5, 2016

Occasionally an idea comes to me fully formed, but usually- as with this drawing, Remain c1999, and its companion Under- I start by following a gut feeling, bringing a single image to life and then listening to what it wants to do. Allowing this to happen means disarming the know-it-all verbal side of my brain and/or waiting to see what it says NO to and then going there.  



June 24, 2015

All things NO- brings me to my treasured copy of The Found Object News: FOOD LAWS, a photocopied artists’ publication by Elizabeth Shreve. I’m not sure of the date of this photocopied booklet with a tape over staple binding, pre- 1990 I think. The directness of Elizabeth’s drawings and the blunt way the text is presented comes from the aesthetics of a pre digital world. Just an artist, her drawings, some press type and a photocopier. The dark humor – referencing drawings for children and a text that could come from anyone’s inner parent- makes me laugh every time. To see more of Elizabeth’s work: http://toryfolliard.com/artists/elizabeth-shreve/   






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SECOND SIGHT is a 24 month project to revisit, reconnect, and share 30+ years of my own studio work (drawing, works on paper, artists books, installations) and featuring work, ephemera and  projects of other artists that have enriched my personal and working life over this time period.


Via weekly posts that move forward by linking some aspect of the previous post to the current one and using tags as a creative way to search the ongoing entries – Second Sight will grow into an alternative archive.


I invite you to join me at any and all points during this probably odd but hopefully compelling voyage.

Finding Connections in a Drawn World

KATE KERN  Visual Artist