My current body of work explores ideas of geology, piling, webs, and balance. Through worlds and structures comprised of geometric shapes, lines, and repetitive mark making, I explore just how much can be piled up before falling down. Jungle gyms, constellations, rock formations, and mountains twist, climb, and interconnect. Geologic history within the work carries a cause and effect, creating connections that are marked, mapped, and layered. Size, height, and form work together to build a solid foundation that can shift between micro and macro views creating a three-dimensional effect.
Glacial World, Monoprint, 22" x 30"
Constellation Jungle Gym 1, Monoprint, 22" x 30"
Gihon Glacier, Collaged Intaglio and Monoprints, Glassine Paper, Pins, Wall, 60" x 60"
Habitat, Ink and Watercolor, 22" x 30"
Crystal, Ink and Watercolor, 60" x 60"
Surface, Ink and Graphite, 22" x 30"
Constellation Rock, Ink and Graphite, 22" x 30"
Mountain, Ink, Graphite, Gouache, 60" x 60"
Katie Loesel grew up on Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from The Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio and a Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She is also a sailor, crafter, gardener, hiker, cyclist, and lover of local food and drink. After living in Thailand and Boston, Katie recently moved to Vermont to focus on her art. She tends to make prints, drawings, installations, and books, as well as creations on her sewing machine under the guise of Windy Seas. She recently completed a month long artist residency Vermont Studio Center.