Abstract Fluid Painting, Mixed Media Collage, Digital Art by Kate Word
I combine multiple layers of paint, paper, fabric and manipulated photography with emphasis on the interplay of color, line, shape, texture and pattern. I explore my intuitive, spontaneous painting processes using some printmaking techniques, along with machine stitching using metallic thread.
My go-to shape is noticeably circular for its spiritual significance, sometimes bold though frequently subtle. Circles in my artwork represent Eternal God Who is Infinite, All Encompassing, Immutable, Supreme and Omniscient. The "Moments in the Middle" series reveals a tension juxtaposed with circles, symbolizing God's Presence in the midst of all circumstances. He is always here whether we are aware or not.
I am a full-time artist working in collage. Beginning as a textile weaver in the early 80's, I transitioned into abstract mixed media in 2011 and began giving full attention to art-making after retirement from cosmetology in 2013. I realized that I didn't know who I was as an artist. My work was often subjected to parameters like trend, commissioned work or marketing strategies, but now, I make art that satisfies my personal quest in finding God's purpose for my art and expressing my own creative voice. My process involves a back and forth play, not knowing where it will lead. That's faith at work in the studio.
All paintings, photography & digital art images are copyright (c) 2014-2016 Kate Browning Word AKA Kate's Branch and may not be duplicated, altered, manipulated, or stored for data retrieval for any reason.