Gallery Art – Kathleen Koopman – My Desert Paintbox

$500.00

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Artist: Kathleen Koopman
Title: My Desert Paintbox
Medium: mixed media assemblage
Size: 10.5″ h x 7″ w x 10.5″ d
Statement: “An enigmatic collection of objects and materials found in the desert come together in a classic portable artist’s kit: brushes, pencils, sketchbook, maps, tools and interesting finds along the way. Featuring rust/pigment samples and a palette of the hues and tints, we call rust. All outfitted in a found utility box. Found rust and glass hold a vital space in my collections and palettes; so many tints, hues and subtleties, pigments evoke evidence of oxidation, deterioration, transformation, corrosion, breakage, erosion, transparency, chronicled by time and the environment. Materials once robust soften, tendered by the wind, sun, and indifference. I recognize detritus as subtle symbols of resilience and survival. I imagine myself an urban archaeologist/archivist, collecting artifacts and evidence of the detritus nature humanity leaves behind. I arrange, organize, display, print and photograph them, visually exploring their past and provenance. I see deeply into the intrinsic beauty and the messages these objects hold. This work has become a visual narrative of our place, exploring layers of memories, mysteries, and dreams.”