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Katherine Gravett

Ink pen drawings
Ink
Papworth

The work I do is part of an ongoing investigation of natural formations. I use bio mimicry as a process to create the work; after selecting a growth pattern such as branching or cell division, I apply the behaviour to the pen and repeat the pattern. This self-similarity approach to drawing will allow an image to emerge with no preconceived idea of the final result.  

 I have expanded the process to include fluid mediums including paint, ink, silicone and alcohol. This presents the opportunity to incorporate elements like force, temperature and chemical reaction.

 Our minds try to make sense of our experiences. We look for images in the clouds, and try to find meaning in random events. I find it fascinating that when presented with the same  image or event, each individual will perceive something different. 

 The work is a study of the relationship between order and chaos and the our perception of it. Behind randomness, the process I use is ordered and follows basic rules. By experimenting with simple forms and recreating the way they behave in nature, I get to watch order and chaos play out in a sporadic way to bring about an image of structural complexity

 

 About Me

I am an emerging artist living in South Cambridgeshire. I was awarded my Fine Art degree with honours from the Cambridge School of Art and have since exhibited my work in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. 

I work in association with Cambridge Open Studios and I work from my summerhouse studio in Papworth.

 My artwork has been exhibited in artistic, scientific and therapeutic settings. I take commissions and welcome opportunities to collaborate with scientists and artists.

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