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EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING

© 2017 Kate Davis Caldwell. Site by SugarHill Works.

Kate Davis Caldwell | Paintings | EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING

Statement: Everything is Everything
This current body of work is rooted in ideas of symbiosis and synthesis of organic forms and the possibility, indeed inevitability, for new hybrids of form. These recent works represent my passion for drawing and painting and my respect and curiosity of the natural world. Nature appropriates form from other disparate living things; our world is one of complex systems and chaos theories where form follows function. For example, parallels of physical structure or behavior exist between a starfish and a supernova, a mold spore and a hedgehog, a spider web and a neuron network. Everything is everything. There exists in these models of mimicry an inherent sense of adaptation, evolution and entropy. These modes of renewal and growth are synchronistic with the practice of artmaking itself. It is this sense of optimism through change that transcends my artistic process as a whole and my subject matter specifically. Through charcoal and paint I create environments and atmospheres that rest somewhere between the real and imagined, and the conscious and unconscious.

Everything Is Everything continues to weave elements of landscape, the sublime natural world and my obsession with materials and surface that are present throughout earlier bodies of work. I continue to create in a series-driven practice as work habitually rests on the shoulders of what came before.
Bluebonnet,
oil on panel,
24" x 24" x 2",
2010
Golden Wing,
oil on panel,
24" x 24" x 2",
2010
Growth Tendril,
acrylic on panel,
60" x 40" x 2",
2009
Aqua Meridian,
oil on panel,
24" x 24" x 2",
2010
Fire + Water #1,
charcoal and acrylic on panel,
10" x 10" x 2",
2010
Fire + Water #2,
charcoal and acrylic on panel,
10" x 10" x 2",
2010
Submerged Cluster,
acrylic and charcoal on panel,
12" x 12" x 2",
2009
Fracture (Pink),
pastel and acrylic on panel,
12" x 12" x 2",
2009
Fracture (Blue),
pastel and acrylic on panel,
12" x 12" x 2",
2009
Paintings