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Breaking Away
Breaking Away
Oil on Stretched Canvas
30"w x 40" h


Partial Avoidance
Partial Avoidance

Oil on Stretched Canvas
30"w x 40" h


Out and About

Out and About

Oil on Stretched Canvas
30"w x 40" h


Wind
Wind
Oil on Stretched Canvas
30"w x 40" h


Random Interlocking Meaning
Random Interlocking Meaning
Oil on Stretched Canvas
30"w x 40" h


A Past Time
A Past Time
Oil on Stretched Canvas
30"w x 40" h


Morning Coolness 1
Morning Coolness 1
Oil on Stretched Canvas
30"h x 40" w

 

Morning Coolness 2
Morning Coolness 2
Oil on Stretched Canvas
30"h x 40" w

 

 

Morning Coolness Diptych
Morning Coolness 1 and 2 Diptych
Oil on Stretched Canvas
40"h x 60" w

 

A Moment in Time
Random Acts: A Moment in Time
Oil on Stretched Canvas
40 "w x 40" h

 

Random Acts tsunami
Random Acts: Tsunami
Oil on Canvas
40"w x 40" h


Unheard 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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Briefly Entwined
Briefly Entwined
(Baudelaire)
oil on canvas
48"w x 66"w

Canvas Where a Thousand Ghosts are Flung
…canvas where a thousand ghosts are flung…” (Baudelaire)
48"w x 66"h


He Sleeps His Feet in Irises
"he sleeps his feet in irises"
(Rimbaud)
Oil on Canvas with gold composition leaf
48"w x 66"h



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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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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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

 

Updated 9/6/2014

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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