Dog Daze and Landscape Series
Two of Kathleen Zimmerman's most recent series use landscapes as a major part of their subject matter. Not landscapes in the traditional sense but landscapes none the less. Dog Daze and Landscape series' play with ideas concerning both states of mind and the sense of place. Her Dog Daze Series is made up of four very different ways of using landscapes in Spirit Guide, Cloud Nine, Dreamscape, and Horse Barn Hill. Spirit Guide takes the viewer on a journey through the woods looking for enlightenment. Cloud Nine allows the viewer to relax and let their minds wander as they glaze at the clouds. Dreamscape invites the viewer to enter into a dream world in an invented interior landscape. While Horse Barn Hill offers the viewer a playful surreal landscape made up of the inhabitants of a very specific place .
Kathleen's Landscapes Series is more philosphical in nature. It is composed of two separate yet complementary works, Inner Landscape and Outer Landscape. Both deal with the notion of an interior life. Inner Landscape expresses the idea that every living being has a hidden interior life that remains private and unaccessible to the public. While it is fed from exterior "light" or life, it grows as we grow. Outer Landscape expresses the idea that every living expresses this inner life through what they allow others to see. This exterior facade gives others a glimpse into what is going on inside but there is many aspects that are kept locked away. Some beings are more open than others so it is easier to imagine what their interior life is like but in truth, we can never really know.
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