Kate Harkins

Kate Harkins | Watch Where You're Going | Mixed Media on Wood Panel | 24" x 24" | 2015

Abstracting for me is not usually a literal jump from the point of representation but instead a play, influenced by themes or things I want to explore, such as nature or the human form.

Play is an important part of my process, involving a back and forth between me, the canvas, and the laboratory of experimentation that the studio can become. I work to access what is raw, both within me and the materials, pushing to discover a new version of beauty and to invite the viewer to share in that discovery, with the trail of my exploration partly revealed and partly concealed.