November 1, 2016

Putting aside explorations into organization or other concept based limits, sometimes it’s more about making something within the confines of the two-dimensional compositional world. Don’t be fooled – it’s easy to get lost or lose your way in this deceptively simple space. In this detail from my drawing Fundamental Core Components ©2012, the focus is on creating the illusion of movement with flat shapes and full on (slightly feverish, nightmarish) colors. There is no concern for modeling the surfaces to show volume. Curving lines and some variety in size of repeated shapes provide hints of shallow depth of field in what otherwise seems to be an extreme close-up.  



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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