This work is part of a series that include investigations into family, death, love and how the future could possibly display our history. It also represents the multiple stages of growth in my art process digging deeper each time I place a mark on paper or a construction of materials, a life force not easily subdued. Time and memory can be interchangeable; memory gets lost in time and time changes how we remember. As life throws its surprises at me, I find control over my art production is often lessened allowing more chance to find its way into the process. I always seem to find a way to bring accidents and chance encounters with material into a finished product.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Pauline Kochanski lives and works in Skokie. MA from De Paul University, Chicago, Illinois in Liberal Studies with a project titled “Sacred Landscapes.” BA from Columbia College Chicago focused on Photography.
Pauline is an exhibiting multi-disciplinary artist in Chicago and beyond, a writer, teacher, curator and meditator, with a new found love of poetry and spoken word. Pauline has won many awards for her visual and written arts, including two Illinois Arts Council Grants, was a featured artist in 2003 Chicago Artists’ Month. Her work is in numerous private collections. Visual art and writing are her artistic mediums. And as of now poetry and story telling has become integral to writing.
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