Katherine Kerr Allen

Nature is the subject of my work.

The remembered rhythms of breathing woodland air, the silence of sitting at waters edge, cacophonies of birdsong and the quivering rustle of leaves, these are some of my many raw materials. The “I” exploring the natural world and the world inhabited are of equal importance to the work.

Organic shapes or plant forms and their gestural movements are recurring components. I cultivate gardens and wetlands where I can harvest living plant materials to be incorporated directly into my mono-printing and painting processes.

Stitching or mark making with thread is another favorite component of much of my work. Whether applied by hand or machine, the thread that rhythmically pierces and binds cloth or papers leaves a residue of time and touch intended to merge an abstracted image of nature and a unique, personal moment of making. The resulting art is literally a meeting place of self and nature:

A meditation for mind, eye and spirit.