Kathleen Zimmerman

Kathleen Zimmerman

 

“My love affair with form is evident in all of my work. The way I see and work with the underlying abstract shapes of my subject matter was appreciated throughout school causing one of my professors to tell me I drew like a sculptor. This appreciation earned me artistic merit scholarships and academic grants from the University of Hartford Art School in West Hartford, Connecticut, where I received my fine arts degree concentrating in sculpture and printmaking. Since graduation, I have worked both professionally and privately in the fields of art casting, carpentry, metal fabrication, plaster carving, printmaking and art teaching while continuing to earn awards, memberships on merit and gallery representation.”

“My visual language communicates a sense of our oneness with all life forms in an accessible and endearing way. My art explores ideas that concern both day-to-day life as well as more profound ideas surrounding relationships, stages of life and culture. I create my work in series’, such as “Cosmic Cow, Dance, East West and Space”, to thoroughly explore issues that are of interest to me. By using symbolism and surrealism I transform my subject matter into archetypal images, giving it a mythical quality filled with layers of meaning. While I always use quality materials, the ideas are the driving force behind these profound visual statements, not the materials. ”

“The historically important artists I most admires are; Kathe Kollwitz, a German Expressionistic printmaker, Remedios Varo, a Mexican Surrealistic painter, Georgia O’Keeffe, an American Modern painter, Paul Gauguin, a French Post-Impressionist painter and Brancusi, a Romanian Minimalist sculptor. These very different artists all inspired me to create my own visual language, which is accessible to others while it remains intimately personal.”

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