Working with gouache, eggshells and porcelain, I create artworks that ask the viewers to participate by imagining themselves immersed in an imagined landscape of color, line and texture. I explore how meaning can emerge from pattern, using color as a guidepost. Detail and repetition are important facets of my artistic practice. The imperfection of the handmade is integral because even when I strive to repeat patterns or designs, inevitably differences emerge that are inherent in creation. Each is the same; each is different. This creates an interesting dichotomy and a compelling viewing experience, one that invites deeper study of the artwork both as a physical object and as a representation of the importance of each individual as a part of the whole.
Artworks by Katy David are included in the following CAMIBAart exhibits: