It’s about time that I write a note about my new pieces.
Little Chris, Kaleidoscope, and the currently without-a-title Daffodil.
Each are collaged with various materials including nylon, pressed flowers, and old photographs. The first two mentioned are both 12 inches by 18 inches. That size is a pleasant size to work with as I can draw on my lap anywhere I happen to be sitting. When they are larger it is a bit more challenging to find a good position to work in. The third is 18 inches by 24 inches and is what you might call the mid-range of the sizes I work in.
Kaleidoscope gave me quite a bit of trouble getting the collaging elements acceptable. That one incorporates pressed flowers and it was difficult making them look like they weren’t floating off of the picture. Paper seems to work much better for those things it seems.
Here is where you might expect me to start talking about the concept behind each piece or the philosophy of my overall work. But, I’m really not into that. I want my work to be able to stand on its own. Through the skill involved and how it looks and perhaps how it makes you feel. If I have to start writing long explanations about why I did what I did and why that’s important then I feel that the work isn’t strong enough to be legitimate in and of itself.
You might think from that statement that I don’t have a concept or philosophy behind my work. I do. And it’s part of why I do what I do, but that is mainly about me personally and what I try to do with my art than about the art I create directly. My work is what it is and what each person makes of it themselves. All the critics of the art world and all of the visitors to museums each make their own assumptions and ideas about art. Each person has their own interpretation and it’s not my place to tell you how you’re suppose to see or enjoy my work.
– Kathryn Koozer
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