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Kathleen Kvern


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Kathleen Kvern Grounded
Kathleen Kvern Island Time III
Kathleen Kvern Wildflowers

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I am a Minneapolis artist working in the ancient medium of encaustic and incorporating mixed media into my paintings. I work in encaustic for its translucency, luminosity, malleability, and durability. Altered by fire, both in form and texture, encaustic is the perfect medium to explore the layered meanings of transformation. I often work in series that explore themes of geography, nature, and mapping meaningful connections with others and the world.

The process of working in encaustic is meditative. Scraping away, revealing what is underneath and then building back in a repetitive manner. Altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form, the finished paintings are palimpsests of my own successive creations.

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