aroundkent Magazine Vol 13 2017

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dark split seed wax and graphite powder, 1 x 1.25 x 1.5”, 2015

She states: I seek forms that are archetypal and selfcontained in the way of a stone or a piece of fruit. Desire, disease, fecundity and constraint are recurring themes; I worry at them like a dog with a bone. By wrapping, polishing and embellishing, I make physical metaphors for these ideas and give in gracefully to the human desire for artifice and decoration. Creating a positive by removing material is both magical and challenging; wax is a pleasure to

ruff wax and graphite powder, 0.5 x 1.75 x 1.75”, 2014

work—cool, responsive, translucent. As I carve, form and meaning shift. Knowledge, intuition, imperfect memory and imagination coalesce into hybrids that inhabit a zone between the organic and functional, the psychologically charged and the coolly neutral. Kate Budd was born in Nairobi, Kenya. She received a BA degree (with honors) from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland (1990) and an MFA in sculpture from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1995). Her work has been exhibited widely, including solo shows at


the Akron Art Museum; William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio; Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston Texas; and Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, New Art Examiner, and Sculpture magazines and she has received three Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council. She taught at the University of Texas, Austin and is currently Associate Professor of Art at the Myers School of Art, University of Akron.

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