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katia cornwall cornish artist
   Cornish Contemporary Artist


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ABOUT THE ARTIST

The aim of this process to capture the connection between experiencing the power of place through a creative process to give this experience a visual form.

Early works from the 1990's involved freezing canvases and steeping ‘pigments within them and then thawed by bonfires and the charcoals used for paired works; the aim was to fuse the elements within the canvas itself coupled with the experience of making.

This developed into a ritualised process working canvases routinely at Equinox: and Solstice quarters of the vear and regular dusk‘til dawn painting sessions during Full Moon.



Originally as a kickback against "safe acrylic paintings made in cosy studios from photographs", I yearned to capture the rawness of the elements; climbing peaks to feel the harsh bite of a frozen dawn; waiting for the darkest point of night before the start of day; the brilliance of the setting suns‘ Fire piercing through clouds'

The experience of being part of nature and connecting with the earth led to works being created within stone circles and ancient energy sites on Bodmin Moor, Southern lreland and the Orkney Islands, Stanton Drew and Avebury and further afield in Europe and lndia.

The dream to go to Easter lsland took this ‘in situ' way of working to a global level and with a backpack fulf of canvas to the South Pacific in 2004 and the resulting Earthworks sent home as they were made to be completed on return. The trip back included climbing star mounds in Western Samoa and making earthworks as the dawn rose in the Australian desert over Ulurhu.

The sense of timelessness that many places of this world hold is there for every man to experience; and the creative process inherent for those who dare to dream.