January 4, 2017

I appreciate winter as a time to observe the bare branches of trees. Each branch arches away from its supporting branch or from the main trunk, none a straight line, each a variety of curve like those made with a brush, not a ruler. My artists’ book, Branch Torso ©1987, plays with a comparison between a tree trunk,  a human trunk and the letter y (y=?).



March 2, 2016

In the cleanly organized compositional space of this 1986 drawing with it’s delicate attention to the edges of the paper and tenderly rendered headless armless lump of human flesh floating in its center- the letter Y = the question “why?” Lambs to Slaughter is equal parts sorrowful protest and joyful anthem in possible answer to the question of human mortality. Text, in gold ink, in the bottom half of the drawing reads: “Skip to my Lou, my darling”.





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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