Colored Pencil Drawings by Kate Russo
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Kate Russo is an artist working out of Rockland, Maine. Her meticulous and detailed colored pencil on graph paper drawings evoke something about her surroundings in the colder and quieter environment of the northeastern United States. Each work unfolds with repetitive and unrelenting replication of a series of marks and patterns requiring a sort of meditative and hyper-focused state. Her environment seems conducive to such productions. The graph paper dissolves as the impeccable markings of variegated subdued tones overlay and vibrate across the image. The details reveal intricacies of each pattern and their unwavering exactitude of the repeated designs, creating a hand drawn type of textile pattern that recreates the craft of decorative pattern-making, a process that is often digitized and rarely drafted out by hand in today's age of technologically expedited processes.