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Kate Simerson

Hanging Over

2012-13, Acrylic and spray paint on wood panel, 30"w x 60"h

This work is a gestural approach to how land is formed. Snowfall, flooding, erosion and sedimentation are all systems that sculpt our land. They produce and inform the next layer, continuing the cycle of the universe. By mimicking the geomorphology of land through the process of paint, I unveil the relationship between macro- and micro-scaled versions of the patterns that make up our world. Hanging Over reflects a study of lichen growing over rocks. This landscape exists in real life, but by altering the proximity, it becomes an abstract representation of its former self. The colors reflect a constructed reality, the artificial and synthetic.

Kate Simerson - Hanging Over

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