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

About CatRutgers4Art

Original art by Catherine Rutgers, with musings on the media and the methods. Founded in 2010. “I believe in magic moments. Am not afraid to be sentimental, and adore a tweaked cliché. Two of my favorite pastimes are watching paint dry and observing green tendrils unfold.”
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