Dancing wolves, confused rabbit suited men, a mournful frog prince, and a flock of bird babies are among the personalities that fill Kate’s unique and rather odd universe. These strange but enchanting figurative sculptures and works on paper are based on her reinterpretations of the stories, games and characters first encountered in the playroom. Her alternative narratives are sometimes sinister, sometimes humorous, always intriguing.
“My imagery may stem from the landscape of childhood but it forms my response to some of the complexities and contradictions of our C21st living.”
She uses high fired unglazed porcelain for most of her sculptures and will sometimes combine it with fabric to make inscrutable doll-like characters varying in scale from a few inches to life-size. She then draws and gets to know her creations before they appear in her paintings and prints.