Kathleen Noelle Black
Artist Statement 2017
I am interested in time. Time defined not by only our time pieces but by light, rhythms of life and mortality.
I enjoy transparency, growth, moments, contrast and opacity. The idea of time becoming visual.
Art by the BIG Blue Chair is a project done with patients receiving treatment at Cancer Care Manitoba. It explores creative activity to help relieve distress and fear for the outpatient attending the Treatment Room. It is the first of its kind in Canada.
Art next to the Bedside at Interim Care at Misericordia is a project involving those waiting for a care home.These clients cannot or will not attend regular recreation due to disability or inclination. It explores the clients sense of self with interactive portrait making or an art activity.
It is with working with the ill, elderly, fearful and wonderful people that brings me back to time. My glass work is entering my paintings and my paint entering my glass. My work is becoming larger with transparent and reflective surfaces, multi layered with a special interest to lighting and mood. Exploring time of day, time of life, how little or great the time.
Kathleen was fortunate to be allowed to paint on walls as a child. She is comfortable in many mediums such as cast glass, pate de verre, acrylic, oil, watercolour, encaustic and mixed media. She enjoys the strength and inspiration of the Prairies and its people around her.Educated in Manitoba and Alberta. Her work is represented in Edmonton, Victoria and most importantly at home in Manitoba.
Watch a short video introduction to Kathleen and her work.