Kathy Skura

I create paintings, collages and assemblages that represent fragments of time and place. The individual works may represent sudden emotion or memory, fragments of landscapes or artifacts from an earlier era. as an abstract statement of color and form.

While hiking or traveling, I have photographed many subjects including sunlight falling upon a pile of rocks, a small section of pebbles in a mountain stream, and a crumpled copper bowl lying outside the ruin of a grand hotel, which I stumbled upon in the woods. These and other images are the basis of my paintings and installations, each representing an image seen out of its larger context as well as an abstract statement of color and form. In my more intuitive work, I have sought to represent fleeting moments such as the soul momentarily lingering as it departs the body and the playfulness and joy of a young child.