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EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING

© 2017 Kate Davis Caldwell. Site by SugarHill Works.

Kate Davis Caldwell | Works on Paper | 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.
Conveyance,
charcoal, acrylic, and colored pencil on paper,
22.5" x 30",
2010
Distillation,
charcoal on paper,
32" x 47",
2010
Water Canopy,
charcoal on paper,
29.5" x 41.5",
2011
Peninsula #1,
charcoal and mixed media on paper,
11" x 15",
2011
Maelstrom,
charcoal on paper,
96" x 64",
2009
Feathernest,
charcoal on paper,
47" x 32",
2009
Lyric,
charcoal on paper,
47" x 32",
2009
Rootblossom,
charcoal on paper,
11.5" x 13.5",
2010
Fungus,
charcoal on paper,
11.5" x 13.5",
2010
Phosphorescence,
charcoal on paper,
11.5" x 13.5",
2010
Diatom,
charcoal on paper,
11.5" x 13.5",
2010
Clusterpod,
charcoal on paper,
11.5" x 13.5",
2010
Fission,
charcoal and acrylic on illustration board,
5" x 5",
2010
Wavecloud,
charcoal on paper,
11.5" x 13.5",
2010
Works on Paper