KATE KERN  Visual Artist

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Nineteenth Connection: Responding to Emptiness

August 26, 2015

 

The faces and upright postures of these two rabbits were inspired by the illustrations in a story in a 1949 reading book, Come Along, showing two human children dressing as twin rabbits to attend a costume party. In my drawing, Come Along: young suburban rabbits at dusk © 2003, I was interested in placing these ambiguous characters in a luridly lit evening landscape, against a backdrop of overly large McMansion type American subdivision houses. Drawing the shadow of the plant material along the driveway was an especially engaging task- offering challenge to both my bossy analytic brain and my mute brain that responds to emptiness.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finding Connections in a Drawn World