May 25, 2016


This drawing of a thorny edged cursive Dear from the narrative series If You Seek Danger ©2009 makes me think about the importance of this salutation. While it is unclear who this Dear is addressed to, its emphasis is clear because of its size. Dear seems like a word used primarily in writing, and more specifically in writing a letter. It is hard to imagine using it in everyday speech, without irony or sarcasm. Dear in front of your name on a form letter means nothing, maybe less than nothing. ( Dear Occupant...)

Dear handwritten in front of your name, written to you alone, means something.

 

 

 

 

February 24, 2016


In possible answer to the existential question: Where are you going? here is Danger knows not how to feel  (©2009), from a  narrative series of drawings and text that tells a brief cautionary tale about entering into a relationship with danger called If You Seek Danger.

Built from the repeating phrase danger danger, here is an example of how the text reads:

Imagine you enter a dance with danger. Danger takes the lead.

What is your response to danger? Danger offers a studied innocent charm.

You may think you can trust danger. Danger insists this is so.

 

 

 

 

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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