2019 AUTUMN IN NEW YORK EXHIBITION
Artist Official Entries
Kate ThomasWest New York NJ USA
Artist Statement- When I create art, I try to imagine what I would want in my home: beauty, balance and positivity. The art I create is made specifically to introduce positive energy and optimism, while banishing negative energy through the use of incorporating crystals, glass, stones and other layers of materials that create the refraction of light. By using different mediums, techniques and materials, I can express different emotions, feelings, ideas and energies within each piece. Currently, each piece is inspired by earth’s minerals, elements, and the geodes it creates. Artist Technique- I use a mix of techniques but begin each piece with a style of pour painting, gradually adding layers of materials and resin to act as layers. Resin is not used primarily to finish the piece, rather, Kate uses it to create layers and depth with acrylic paints, inks, and other materials mixed into it. Each pour’s “flow” is usually an outcome of the music Kate is listening to during the time of creating the piece. For a more rapid and aggressive pour, she puts on some of her favorite bands: Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and more of the classic rock bands. For a smoother and softer pour, Van Morrison, The Temptations, Norah Jones, etc. are usually played on repeat.