Medium : Tiny reliefs are created from found street treasures, photographed and printed quite large. The photos are then enhanced with colored pencil.

Kathe Gregory
Studio Address
76 Berkeley Street Somerville, MA 03143
Statement / Bio
As a child, my favorite things were to build structures with my erector set and to draw with crayons. My current work is a manifestation of those loves.

For years - with no particular purpose in mind - I have been collecting tiny found treasures on the street: pieces of flattened rusted metal, shards of broken plastic, twisted and flattened wire - all visually captivating. Sometimes I know what these pieces once were: a wooden ice cream spoon, a bottle cap, a washer, a muffler, the head of a hoe - but mostly they are simply mysterious, wonderful textured forms.
I began to play with these pieces, putting several together and glued to form a sculptural relief. With these small four-inch assemblages came the question, what would happen if they were enlarged? So I had them photographed at a very high resolution and then printed with exacting quality at a greatly enlarged scale. The results were unexpected and exciting. But I realized there was more that could be done by drawing over the resulting images with colored pencil to bring out or change some features. Here, enhance a sense of depth; there, fine-tune textures -- intensifying or reducing as needed.

Experimenting with these images, I give them a distinct and different personality. Although when I start out I have no idea what these PhotoDrawings will look like in the end, I love finding out.
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