I’m compelled to take things that exist, things of beauty that are familiar and then re-imagine those things to create something new and yet still familiar. As it evolves in my studio, the process of exploration, experimentation and importantly, learning from mistakes – often provide the seeds for the next idea. “What if…?” is the constant mantra.
When I have an idea – a visual in my mind, sometimes just a seedling, it takes over my thoughts. I begin to sketch it out, mentally test how it might come together, how I might construct the shapes and image in my mind. Sometimes it eludes me, sometimes it morphs into something else, and sometimes it works as I’d initially envisioned it.
After decades of being away from creating art and pursuing a more pragmatic career in business, this opportunity to delve into the creative soul again has brought me great joy and a sense of freedom and rejuvenation that I had not truly felt since I was a child and later studying fine art.
My hope is that this joy and wonder are communicated through my art.
Kathy McCurry lives in the Cleveland area and studied art at the Hartford Art School in Connecticut, The Silvermine Guild of Artists (CT), The Art Station (GA), Valley Art Center (OH) and through various artist retreats and workshops. The Polymer Arts Magazine published an artist profile of Kathy in the Winter 2016 issue and her table top pieces took 2nd place and Honorable Mention in an international competition for botanical art.