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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.”

Radiant Twigs v2 (histories of ages past)

01 Former Lifetimes, 02 That’s Amazing, 03 Understated Intentions, 04 Step Here (But Not This Way), 05 The Blue Truck, 06 Travel Lightly, 07 Fleeting Impression, 08 Complicated Portal, 09 Perfect Drift © Catherine Rutgers 2021

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“Making the Everyday Otherworldly” (recollections from an exhibition)

01 Spirited Repose, 02 Strong Lace, 03 Growing, 04 Saturated Bliss, 05 Colorfield Green, 06 Still from 2005 video interview by Thomas G. Henry, 07 Altered Detail Magic Ride © Catherine Rutgers 2021 Excerpts from the Interview by Cara Patterson … Continue reading

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Calendar Girl 2020 (art for every month)

The sayings it came with were bland, at best, and they appeared at the bottom of every page. But the pictures were OK and the days came with interesting holidays and the new-to-full moon phases. So my solution was to … Continue reading

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Edges (on second thought)

01 Glistening Fold, 02 Broken English, 03 Earthbound Facsimile, 04 Fruiting Stalk, 05 Spring On the Wing, 06 Unstretched Yes, 07 Touch Me, 08 The Green Edge Turns Pink, 09 Indefatigable, 10 Dish Freaks © Catherine Rutgers 2021 Simple, familiar … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Lushness of Printed Ink on Paper (eight of the 9 x 24s)

Here’s my official description for these, circa 2009: Deep color and lush texture create a distinctly visual experience, intensified by a modular concept that lends itself to both structure and flexibility. 9 x 24 inch images on Hahnemühle photo rag … Continue reading

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