Western ShoreKATE CHURCH
Details embroidered with movement and grace speaking of curiosity, delight, tenderness and humor … expressions of life. The pieces Kate builds somehow defy conventional interpretation. They are not dolls, nor are they formal sculptures. Kate refers to her work as “sculptural puppetry” combining the line and form of sculpture with the playful anima of puppetry ….
The line and gesture of her work draws on a continuing practice and study of the human figure. Drawing, painting and sculpting are a major part of Kate’s work life.
The intention of the work is to carry a silent imprint or sense of emotion through the posture and expression of the figure evolving in front of her. Built using a process that is movable throughout its construction, a tangible sense of emerging comes naturally to the finished sculpture. In fact most of the figures can be altered and adjusted; movement is part of their design.