Kate is coming back to her art practice after quite a long break. And for some of that time she believed that she would never make any artwork again. But here she is, inhabiting her unique and rather odd universe once again. New, strange and enchanting, figurative sculptures are slowly starting to appear. Works are often based on her reinterpretations of the stories, games and characters first encountered when we are young. Her alternative narratives are sometimes sinister, sometimes humorous, always intriguing.
“Her imagery may stem from the landscape of childhood, from fairytales, from myths and legends, but it forms her response to some of the complexities and contradictions of our C21st living.” (Brooking S.)
She uses high fired unglazed porcelain for many of her sculptures and will sometimes combine it with fabric, wood and all sorts of other bits and pieces to make odd characters varying in scale from a few inches to life size. She then draws and gets to know her creations before they appear in her paintings and prints.
For photos and details about process, work in progress and the ideas behind the work go to Kate's blog.
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