KATHRYN VINSON TATUM

ARTIST STATEMENT ON NEW MEDIA ART

I describe my light illuminated paintings as NEW MEDIA FINE ART.  These paintings are 2 Dimensional and when combined with L.E.D. RGB Fiber Optic lighting an illusion of 3 Dimensional viewing is created.  The L.E.D. RGB light slowly progresses thru the color spectrum to reveal each individual paint layer containing images, symbols and codes that are deep within the painting.  Imagine looking at the cosmos thru a high-powered telescope.  Stars, planets and gases all become visible. Journey deeper into cosmic space and new dimensions become possible while opening the imagination to endless possibilities.  Each painting is constantly changing in color, depth and imagery to excite and evoke the viewer.

My creative process employs traditional materials and methods coupled with cutting edge techniques to form a convergence of art and technology.


ARTIST STATEMENT ON POST MODERN LANDSCAPES

These paintings are recognizable objects in nature that have been stripped down to a simplified geometric outline, without detail, to convey the spirit of the form.  Many thin layers of oil paint, dry mineral pigments, marble dust and mica are suspended in wax with a final textured surface layer.  Each layer has a reflective, translucent quality.  I call these paintings 'Post Modern Landscapes'.   



Kathryn Vinson Tatum has been inspired by the magnificent environment of the Rocky Mountain 4 Corners West for the past 25 years as a resident of Taos, New Mexico and Telluride, Colorado.  Her paintings have been featured as the poster image for the Telluride Jazz Festival 2003-2005, displayed in the Nicolai Fechin Museum in Taos, New Mexico and exhibited in the annual Taos Select Fall Arts Show.  

Currently on display at:

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125 Kit Carson Road, Taos, New Mexico  
970 708-1331