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“Pixie Wave Welcome” © Catherine Rutgers 2019

“Pixie Wave Welcome” © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Tiny dancers, star-sprung rocks, the Counter-Intuitions are living everywhere. You can find them here, and I hope you do. Riding on the waves of love and happiness, Cat

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The Counter-Intuitions (could be a postage stamp or as big as the sky)

Muse © Catherine Rutgers 2019

I’m a devotee of abstract reality, intense color, and the unnatural nature of natural elements transformed via everyday technology. Two of my best friends are shifting skies and a fairly large-format scanner. The gardens and a wired PC mouse attached to the Mac are constant companions.

I like to take complicated things – say an array of flowers and herbs – and distill them to nothing but the colors. In a series of stripes.Color October © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Skin © Catherine Rutgers 2019I like to examine common things that have been discarded. And to make small things really big. Or vice versa. Also, I think our streets could use a lot more color. A lot more radiant color.
Wings © Catherine Rutgers 2019So these ten new pieces were recently submitted to Billboard Creative, an annual show based in Los Angeles. Not necessarily counterintuitive, but definitely demonstrably true.
Love, Cat

Define © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Red Red Rose © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Drops © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Rock © Catherine Rutgers 2019

We Live in Oceans © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Prairies Flower © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Climb Over © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Text and images © Catherine Rutgers 2019

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Did you see the full moon?

Stained Glass Proxy Full Moon © Cat Rutgers 2019

Created on November 9, 2019 by Cat Rutgers © 2013-2019

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Ripple

Yes She Does © Catherine Rutgers 2019

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, sometime in the vicinity of 3 o’clock in the afternoon, I finished scouring my stove. I had used a toothbrush, a knife, a sponge, paper towels, powdered cleanser, and vigorous elbow grease. It was as clean as clean could be. Astonishingly clean. Very ready for a portrait of domestic bliss.

Image 3101 (A Very Clean Stove) © Catherine Rutgers 2019

That August, I published the soundless video Space Rangers. You can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/104451876. Eight minutes, forty-three seconds of very much strangeness. It’s one of the oddest things I’ve ever seen.

Four years later, the “ripple” post got started. And now it’s done.

Fifty-Four (Can We Get Started) © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Reversed Belief © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Rippled Detail © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Static Transmission © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Steamed Heat © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Another Phase © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Unknown Velocity © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Unbelievable Sky © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Terminator XTC © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Tilted Untitled (Weave This) © Catherine Rutgers 2019

“If I knew the way, I would take you home.” – Ripple, Lyrics by Robert Hunter, Music by Jerry Garcia, 1970

Images by Catherine Rutgers © 2019

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Fruits of a Recent Proposal

Fresh Start © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Savory Plush © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Indigo Bliss © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Relativity Greens © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Copper Cantata © Catherine Rutgers 2019

Five fresh pieces, submitted for “Art in the Loft,” an annual exhibit at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery in conjunction with Arts Mid-Hudson. The past post was a touch gloomy. Yes, it’s time to lighten up! Forthwith, appearing above, Fresh Start, Savory Plush, Indigo Bliss, Relativity Greens, and Copper Cantata. This art is © Catherine Rutgers 2019 and transported to you on the blustery breezes of April.

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Seemingly Distracted

Soft VelRosier © Catherine Rutgers 2018

Birdland © Catherine Rutgers 2018

WarpBlur 3x © Catherine Rutgers 2018 Conversation © Catherine Rutgers 2018 Mud Eye © Catherine Rutgers 2018

The Land Rests © Catherine Rutgers 2018

Submerged © Catherine Rutgers 2018Image 2802 Zero Zero © Catherine Rutgers 2018Selected stills from “Everything Dies, Some Comes Back”
Now live, at https://vimeo.com/catrutgers/some-comes-back!
Art & motion by Catherine Rutgers 2018, Sound by Tom Burnett © March 2018

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Concepts for Main Street

Poughkeepsie Gateway Concept 01 © Catherine Rutgers 2018 Gateway Apron Detail 02 © Catherine Rutgers 2018 Poughkeepsie Gateway Concept 03 © Catherine Rutgers 2018 Gateway Apron Detail 04 © Catherine Rutgers 2018 Poughkeepsie Gateway Concept 05 © Catherine Rutgers 2018
Shown above, my ideas for the Poughkeepsie Gateway, an “art intervention” planned for the Route 9 underpass on Main Street, near the Hudson River. This project is sponsored by Arts Mid-Hudson, O+ and the Poughkeepsie Alliance.

Original photos © Tom Burnett, Transformations © Cat Rutgers, 2018

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