Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Kathleen VanDeMark

January, 2014

The product of my art practice, whether it is painting, drawing,or printmaking, generates an on going narrative based on the binary relationship between actual reality and how I perceive reality. This narrative manifests itself as bearer of myth and legend. Interest in all aspects of history often plays a role as a catalyst for the story behind the work. The process of making things, completing tasks, gives structure and marks passing time. Carving a block, mucking a stall, drawing, sweeping the floor, spinning, painting, all daily ritualistic processes which define existence and give it meaning. It’s the brush on the panel, the scratch of pencil on paper, the broom on the floor, the fork in the straw; physical, repetitive activities that manifest the creative energy and motivates imagination.