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kathleen gurchie
lindenhurst , New York - United States
Mixed Media & Collage - Other/Misc.

I am a painter and sculptor who works with mixed media paintskins. I consider curiosity and imagination among God's greatest gifts to me. I am alive in the simple act of noticing the tiny bits of moving color and patterns of life, that are normally objectified and thus disappear for many people. They are the serendipities of visual experience that fill my well.
phone: 5169037411
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what are paintskin pieces?
These art pieces are carefully constructed sheets of acrylic paints. Very thin layers are brushed or rolled on a prepared sheet which is very slick. The patterns develop as the paint crawls 'like mercury' towards its self. Layering different weights of paint create puffs of depressions when the skin is laid out to dry.

That switching back and forth between creating and analyzing has a rhythm, a heartbeat like breathing in and out....a framework.

The Framework
Experts say that we cannot create and analyze at the same time. Perhaps. I do, however, believe that we can switch back and forth between the two so quickly and seamlessly, that a process like resist-work paintskin building can become a dance of my creative soul and the physics and chemistry of the material.

The framework
As humans we are thinking all of the time. Oh that precious, malleable place of infinite possibility. Free of the constraints, reality, gravity, time, space and social mores live untethered there. Yet there is a framework in place. The quest is to unveil that framework.

swirl dress - acrylic paintskin - 20" wide by 64" long - $$1200.

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