The Mysteries of Space

The Mysteries of Space Sketching Tornado’s on Classified Documents The declassified state secrets arrive by Fed Ex, stacked in the envelope written out neatly by hand. The paper delicately yellowed. It was the eighties after all, the Star Wars Project. Specifically, this stack details the effects of wind turbulence on the beta electron accelerator. Or […]

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Living With Spiders Kathleen Griffin

Living With Spiders

Kathleen Griffin Artist Living with Spiders has its emotional strains, they can stress me out. But for none of the usual reasons. I am wary to move them afraid to hurt their tiny legs and I dislike messing up their intricate webs. So they occupy my windows and doorways, until visitors are coming or their […]

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Butterflies of Memory

Public Art by Kathleen Griffin The “Butterflies of Memory” is a public art piece inspired by the power of hope and transformation. We see the balance of architecture and history, literally shaken down by memories, releasing them as golden butterflies that carry it off into the sky. The project is a gift to the city, […]

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Horse Paintings

These paintings explore domesticity and freedom. Different two dimensional spaces work in opposition to one another, contrasting surface and illusion. The objects are trapped in space, they explore freedom and romance changing into everyday objects, sinks, tubs and shower parts, domesticated and transformed by the desires inherent in those objects, hygiene, security and comfort, creatures […]

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Grasshopper Drawings

“I looked into the sky and saw you, all at once, silver in the sunlight, I wondered how you could get so high, I jump to meet you, but it is impossible. I wait for you to come closer. You are my love, my airplane.” There is a moment before understanding, when we see something […]

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Butterfly Drawings

The first thing that you will notice is a yellow shimmer in the distance, a bit of color hovering in the sky. The building that yesterday was collapsed now is hopeful; its dilapidation impossibly reformed by the butterflies that are lifting it up, giving flight to its loneliness. The angle of their flight is accentuated […]

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Grasshopper Horizon by Kathleen Griffin

Grasshoppers

“I looked into the sky and saw you, all at once, silver in the sunlight, I wondered how you could get so high, I jump to meet you, but it is impossible. I wait for you to come closer. You are my love, my airplane.” There is a moment before understanding, when we see something […]

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Candy Windows by Kathleen Griffin

Candy

My work is about a moment that cannot last, when you see two opposites tied so tightly together you can barely tell the difference between them. This image is only a flash, the seconds when love and aggression meet, hope and despair join and beauty and ugliness combine, when things have ceased to function the […]

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sculpture kathleen griffin

Horses

“You used to dream of cleanliness, dream of perfection in your wild and chaotic freedom. And now after years of having everything, the having has tamed you and you have become it in ways you never imagined. The horse galloping in the field, the western adventure, gave way to security and hygiene, soap and faucets, […]

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