Two of Kathleen Zimmerman's 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.
Kathleen's Dog Daze Series is made up of three very different ways of using landscapes in Cloud Nine, Spirit Guide and Dreamscape. In Cloud Nine, a landscape of clouds allows the viewer to relax and let their minds wander as they glaze upward. (The digital archival print pictured below was printed at Zimmerman Fine Art Studio.)
In Spirit Guide, the viewer is lead on a journey through the woods as they look for enlightenment. (The digital archival print pictured below was printed at Zimmerman Fine Art Studio.)
While in Dreamscape, an invented interior/exterior landscape invites the viewer to enter a dreamworld. (The digital archival print pictured below was printed at Zimmerman Fine Art Studio.)
Kathleen's Landscape Series 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, and grows as we grow, it is the essence of what that being is and largely remains the same throughout life. (The serigraphic print pictured below was printed at Modern Multiples.)
Outer Landscape expresses the idea that every living being 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 are 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. (The serigraphic print pictured below was printed at Modern Multiples.)
Note: The graphite drawing of Spirit Guide was exhibited at the Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut during their It's a Wonderful Life: Celebrate with Art exhibition. The serigraph of Outer Landscape is being exhibited at the Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street in Mystic, Connecticut from January 12- March 10th, 2018.