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Continuation and Renewal

 

 


Threw all I had into the sea
Threw all I had into the sea (from T. Petty tune)
Oil on Stretched Canvas
78"w x 58"h

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Hear of Gold
Heart of Gold

Oil on Stretched Canvas
78"w x 58"h

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evocative reminiscence”

“evocative reminiscence” 
6 sections, each 30 x 40” , total size ranges from 90” h x 80” w
Oil on 6 Canvasses

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Dedication to Rose Selavy
Dedication to Rose Selavy

58" w x 78" h
Mixed Media on Canvas

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Enumeration
Enumeration
48" h x 60" w
Oil On Canvas

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It Takes 22
It Takes 22
48" h x 60" w
Oil On Canvas

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Muted Intel
Muted Intel
48" h x 60" w
Oil On Canvas

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Naples' Metro
Naples' Metro
48" h x 60" w
Oil On Canvas

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The Pond
The Pond
48" h x 60" w
Oil On Canvas

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Question
Question
48" h x 60" w
Oil On Canvas

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Kata
Kata
Oil on Canvas
48"w x 54" h

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Uneard Orchestra
Random Acts #3: Unheard Orchestra
Oil on Stretched Canvas
48" x 48"

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Rabbit-Like
Random Acts #1: Rabbit-like
Oil on Stretched Canvas
48" x 48"

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Earth and Reflection
Random Acts #7: Earth and Reflection
Oil on Stretched Canvas
48" x 48"

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My Piece of the Sky
Random Acts #5: My Piece of the Sky
Oil on Stretched Canvas
48" x 48"

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Coastal View
coastal view,
oil on canvas
48"h x 84"w

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August Field
late afternoon,
oil on canvas
48"h x 84"w

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Winter: Winter's Wind
Winter: winter’s wind
Oil on Canvas with gold composition leaf
84" x 84"

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Fish and Dragon

Fish and Dragon
Oil on Canvas with Varnishes
84" x 84"

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In the sierras with Manzanitas
In the Sierras With Manzanitas
Oil on Canvas
84" x 84"

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I Swear I Heard You In The Wind
I Swear I Heard You In The Wind (from T. Petty tune)
Oil on Canvas
84" x 84"

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Blue to Green
Blue to Green
Oil on Stretched Canvas
63” h  x 78" w

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Hover
Hover
Oil on Stretched Canvas
63" h x 78" w

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The Silver Lining

From the 100! Series: The Silver Lining
Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions: 100" x 100", each of the 100 canvases which create this installation are 10" x 10"

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Imagine #2

Imagine #2
Oil on Stretched Canvas
48"x x 66"H

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Imagine #1

Imagine #1
Oil on Stretched Canvas
48"x x 66"H

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Swan Tiara
Swan Tiara
Oil on Stretched Canvas
84" x 84"

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Coolness of Twilight Is Sent Over You

Coolness of Twilight Is Sent Over You (Mallarme)
Oil on Stretched Canvas
66"w  x  54"h

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Each Imprisoned Flutter Extends Delicately to the Horizon (Mallarme)
Each Imprisoned Flutter (Mallarme)
Oil on Stretched Canvas
54 "w  x  66"h

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Updated 8/6/12

Primordial Passages

Artist Statement
Kathryn Arnold


I am currently working with ideas of passages and implied mystery using a variety of landscape qualities, such as the large-scale horizontal format, in this set of works. The colors, textures and lighting relate to a internal or primeval sense of place and passages of times of day that mark our existence and assist with creating this linkage. Pulling from the concept of the ‘heroic’ landscape in terms of scale yet simultaneously pulling away from that cultural aspect informs these works as they incorporate large expanses of marks and color. The sense of touch (how we first experience the world)  and chaotic energy of color and marks play an important role in building up layers that function to create and encompassing, enveloping field and the bewildering space experienced in those without an implied horizon line.

I draw upon my connections with the abstractions of the postmodern German painters: their lushly painted surfaces and energy-producing seemingly spontaneous vivid relationships of colors and movement, organic material  with physical qualities, and romanticist fields. I use the tangible qualities of mark-making and surfaces to evoke or possibly create romanticist spirit and presence.

From Victor Papanek

“...humans may have an imprinted preference for winding paths that provide “mystery” and “give the impression that one could acquire new information if one were to travel deeper into the scene.”...An argument could be made that it also informs haptic satisfaction we derive from viewing a painting......In the case of mystery, the new information is not present; it is only suggested or implied. ...there is a strong element of continuity…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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