KATE KERN  Visual Artist

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Seventy-second Connection: Floating in pink


This detail from my artists’ book, World Without End, ©1987, features a roughly drawn ladder with legs that stop unevenly close to the bottom edge of the page. It’s unclear if this ladder balances somehow on a surface or of it simply floats in its soft pink pearlescent background. To me the image of a ladder suggests the ability to climb up, to ascend, and in my vocabulary it has come to mean the ascension that is journey of a human life, with all of its unknowns. You can’t see what is at the top, even though you know eventually you will reach the last rung. The idea that something could exist outside of this journey, outside of time as we understand it, with no beginning and no end, continues to spark my imagination.

Finding Connections in a Drawn World