June 30, 2016

If I from my artists’ book Clean House Clean Mind Anthology ©2002 expresses grief and regret in a poignant list of lamentations. The text offers both details and ambiguity as it acknowledges the deep uneasy vulnerability that forms the background of the ordinary complexity of everyday life and relationships.     

June 22, 2016

From its double scalloped edge (look closely to see that the scallops along the edge of the gloves opening are also scalloped) to its spare elegant palette of surfaces and colors: soft creamy fabric, glossy white tassels on a cool grey background; to the placement of floating the gloves in the center of the composition, MIgiwa Orimo’s Gloves with Tassels (a detail from her installation Adornments: Show to Hide to Show), heightens my awareness of what it feels like to be a being with an interior and exterior existence, what it means to be able to touch and to receive touch and the tension between these qualities. What would wearing these gloves feel like? The tassels attached to each fingertip would accentuate the length of the fingers, especially whe...

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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