• Photos and transformations by Catherine Rutgers, plus popular media from the very early 20th century. Click the picture or the title.
Hot Fun in the Summertime
Think Sly and the Family Stone.
Revealing the Image Within
They remind me to slow down and
not delete what looks blank at first glance.
My Collaborative Valentine
“tripping through the back pages
spiraling toward the spirit of the flight
caught by a momentary snag in the fabric
time wiggles its little finger in my direction”
Photo by Tom Burnett, transformations by Cat
Longing for This Romance and exquisite handwriting. Imagining the world of a postcard writer in 1908.
Anatomy of An Illustration:
My first experience with “cadavre exquis” the surrealist technique for collective engagement. Kind of like the post office game, but you get to actually create something.
Fun with Filters!
For those of us who love to work in Photoshop.
A bit of flowering glory, with a special guest appearance by the bumblebees.
Double Vision circa 1893-1905
My great aunts’ stereopticon: the double-image cards trumpet the wonders of nature, share news of the day, and tell crazy, wonderful stories.
A big old flat file, used for drying silk-screened T-shirts a long time ago, heavy as heck and it holds a lot of stuff.
Does the artist’s personality drive the work, or does the art take control of the persona?
Winter’s Lamentation (and Reprieve)
Though light-emitting diodes obliterate the moonlight, here are nine meditations on the chill, and thrill, of Winter.
Day One (Wordless)
The Wordless Series, No. 1 of 10
Kitchen Twenty-Seventeen (Another Kind of Paint)
The Wordless Series, No. 5 of 10
Some Mums (A vaguely Victorian secret language of flowers)
The Wordless Series, No. 7 of 10
© Catherine Rutgers 2020