Available - December 21st, 2020, 9am MDT
Paper cut collage - 9 layers, 1000H vellum. Enclosed in a UV-protected, museum non-glare glass, acid-free matting and solid maple frame
From the other side of her studio, Kahn composes a multifaceted, two-dimensional collage, opposite from where she creates her extraordinary jewelry, exclusive to Patina.
In layer by layer, her paper assemblage unfolds, infused with the intimate spirit, connection and vibrancy that lives at the heart of our wintry season.
Together, we introduce Gratitude.
“The word, ‘gratitude’ emerges from within the piece’s pattern and geometry. The design is made of a collection of small, geometric compositions. When seen as a group, they join to reveal a larger piece, in the same spirit as my bead crochet where each bead joins with others to create a larger, unified whole...” - Claire Kahn
At the drawing board, preliminary sketches are armored in variegated shape with a multitude of lines and curves. A geometrical lattice appears as Kahn brilliantly maps emotion into its linear design. Every incision cuts and shapes another sheet. When combined, they reveal a network of complexities attributed to A Season of Gratitude. Stilled meditation slowly turns to solace and peace.
Held against a bright backdrop, Kahn’s work is enlivened, synthesized to a new sense of dimension, which pierces through her tactile mosaic. Contours are elegantly dressed by angles, grander silhouettes and text stretched wide amongst the soothing dance of shadow and light.
Kahn illustrates a methodical and contemplative approach as she internalizes this year’s space and time. Reflection and hope are inscribed into the cornerstones of her imagination where they garner a quiet, yet compelling voice to rest the mind and leave our souls at ease.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Gratitude will go to support The New Mexico Wildlife Center, “Connecting people and wildlife for an abundant tomorrow.”
• 27.25" (69.22cm) height of collage
• 32.94" (83.67cm) width of collage
• 2" (5.08cm) depth of collage
• 25 lbs. (11.34kg) is approximate weight of collage
• One of a kind
• Prepared with a museum-quality, custom archival box for easy packaging and storage
• The delivered piece comes with a signed artist statement and a portfolio of imagery by Patina Gallery Director, Ivan Barnett, detailing the studio process
• Patina gift wrapping included, upon request
• Domestic shipping included