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Kate Munson – Artist Statement
As a psychotherapist, I often utilized the expressive power of art to help facilitate healing for my clients- it allowed them to access unconscious parts of themselves they’d never get to know otherwise. Now disabled, I use it for my own healing. My work is driven by a meditative, somatically-inspired process. Paint, canvas, the camera lens, among others, are a catalyst for this. My work is also an invitation to anyone who is curious about how we embody this life – how we relate to others, the world around us, our many inner selves. How a color might define a mood. How a shape might evoke a particular memory. How an image can provide a platform for an inner journey of thought(s),feeling(s), and/or sensation(s). I generally like to leave my work untitled to allow others to see, feel, and experience it using their own inner guidance – just as my own inner guidance was used to create this work. My art is my conversation with this, my embodied life. It is a conversation I invite the viewer to become a part of, to participate in, to expand the dialogue of interconnectedness we share with all things.
Kate’s works are at Purple Circle Studio, stop #33, on the 2023 VIVA Spring Art Studio Tour, May 6-7 & 13-14, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am – 5 pm. For more information on the free, self-guided tour and an interactive map, click here.