Little Jewel

Little Jewel - Kathryn Koozer, A Seattle Artist - notes.kathrynkoozer.com

Little Jewel is the name of my latest piece. This gem has the dimensions of 10inches by 13 inches and currently is completely colored pencil. I have not yet decided if I’m going to doing any collaging to it, pressed flowers or paper being the options. I’d probably do pressed flowers but I think it might be strong enough to stand on its own without it. To me this piece seems very strong in an illustrative style. A friend says that’s to be expected because it’s done with colored pencil but some of my other pieces are definitely far more photo realistic – the Division of Semblance piece for example.

This piece isn’t available in reproductions as of yet. Give me a few weeks.

Little Jewel by Kathryn Koozer

Little Jewel
Colored Pencil (may be collaged later)
2009, 10″x13″

There is a fun story behind this piece. For those of you who have a love of all things outdoors you will enjoy this me thinks. Those of you who don’t like bugs may not. Just pretend this Little Jewel is made of jade or emerald.

This grasshopper was seen outside of my back porch sitting in a red/orange lily for days. I would try to remove him and he would return to this same spot. One flower would die and he’d move to another one. Finally one day I went out and he had changed color to a light tan and had grown wings, later that same day he disappeared.

I’m amazed he didn’t get spotted by a bird. This is a colorblindness piece in the sense that the grasshopper had no idea that he stood out so strongly against that red lily.

The original photo of this that I took I’m thinking about entering into the NWF photo contest. The deadline for that is the 20th of July for those who are interested in photography.

– Kathryn Koozer

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