"The Jester Comes Out to Play"
"The Jester Comes Out to Play" - 2020
24"h x 24"w
Medium: mixed media on canvas
$875, unframed, ready to hang
Having dabbled in wet felting methods and thoroughly enjoying the entire process, I centred on the feeling of the fiber. Using fiber artist Jo-ann Zorzi's palette of colours, I tried to express in paint the textures that wool can render with a gentle nod to the vessel's form.
"I do not replicate nature. I am inspired by the improvisation of my environment."
About the Artist
Through bold marks and a feel for colour working in layers, Ottawa artist Catherine Gutsche uses a process driven method to capture her joy for the unpredictability of her practice. She creates intricate non-representational compositions, often alluding to forms in nature but highly abstracted, driven by a need to “engage my mind and express my connections to my environment”.
The 7 Works Collective challenges have stretched my usual approach into new areas, experimenting with new techniques, new materials and altered styles. Who knows what will come out of these exercises in the future. "Play" makes artists grow.
To purchase contact the Sivarulrasa Gallery in Almonte Ontario: 613-256-8033 firstname.lastname@example.org (mention the 7 Works Collective website when contacting the gallery)