KATHERINE L. BECKER

Artist Statement

My work -- typically vibrant and often with multiple elements or panels -- uses geometric shape, color and the interaction of shapes and colors to express thoughts, feelings and observations in an abstract manner.   What makes such abstract expression notable is that it runs counter to the precise verbal expression fostered by my education and experience, setting up a creative challenge of communicating non-verbally through the interaction of color and shape.  

Almost invariably, the media of these pieces are acrylics on wood, fiberboard or, more recently, canvas.  While the non-canvas pieces often have a third dimension of depth, projecting away from a wall, my current work on canvas is two-dimensional with the perception of a third dimension.

Although the expression is mine, I hope the resulting abstraction allows the viewer to experience the abstraction from whatever perspective(s) the viewer may bring to a particular piece.  Deliberately so, there are no right or wrong interpretations.

My work is a synthesis of the internal -- what I am thinking and feeling at the moment -- and the external -- what is happening more broadly around me, including music and politics.  Reflecting my own aesthetic bias (as well as the nature of the shapes and colors), these pieces offer to the viewer a visual rhythm, what I call "the geometry of abstraction." 

For more information, please visit my website:  www.KatherineBeckerArt.com.