Fanfare (from the Portal Series)
paint and paper on wood
8.5 x 5 in.
Kate Davis uses a wide variety of sources to get her imagery. From maps, bird murmurations, telephone lines, origami, and a house plant, she studies what is around her and visually weaves this information into something new, also drawing on memory and intuitive feelings about a space.
Many times there are busy, chaotic areas of her work that feel jumbled and stacked, in the midst of open, airy spaces that give a sense of order. Her imagery also flows in and out of abstraction and representation, with no barrier between the two.