Behold, A Creation

blow fire

“Blow Fire” / 7″ x 9″ mixed media collage on canvasboard, May 2005

This piece, consisting of acrylic paint, paper, glitter and embossing metal, arose from an attempt to embrace change in my life. In the past year, I got engaged, moved from Texas to California, started a new career, got married, attended the death and memorial of my father-in-law, had bad news regarding one of my cats’ health, and have dealt with my own health issues. The collage evokes the whirlwind of my life and the koan presents the riddle I’m trying to solve: “Blow and you can extinguish a fire. Blow and you can make a fire.”

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4 Comments on “Behold, A Creation”

  1. Fran Says:

    I love your collage and the koan, Kathryn. You have had a lot of intersections this past year–many choices made.

  2. kat Says:

    your collage is gorgeous!

  3. Michelle Says:

    It’s beautiful!! Here’s to you (clink, clink) creating more collages in your new California space.

  4. Shirl Says:

    Wonderful job, Kathryn!