January 6, 2016

While looking forward to see the oncoming new year and glancing backwards at the old year receding, here is a detail from my artists’ book Janus ©1999. It features a series of 2 headed creatures- heads and shoulders only- drawn with ink and a brush over a pencil drawing on grey toned Arches paper, alternating with a black and white series of drawings of coiling and uncoiling worm like patterns on white Arches. I used the accordion structure as well as the imagery that continues in alternation across its surface to enhance and reflect on what it means to experience time. A day passes, a month, a year- we live in this pattern that repeats but is not exactly the same. In this pattern of beginnings and endings, often the transitions are too transitory for us to notice but s...

October 7, 2015

Each day now we move deeper into fall. As the lush green world that grew with fierce exuberance (without apparent intelligence or intent) over the spring and summer gradually diminishes, to disappear almost entirely into the ground – by the end of next month- the human world of style and fashion rises to create a new season. I arranged these three drawings into one to create, New Season ©1997, with its vocabulary of a two headed figure, a disembodied dress and a mysterious maturing seedpod or other organic structure – all side by side as if in an instructional manual or high school text book.    












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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