With paint, paper, and the found object...

I create art out of a need to understand and embrace the everyday uncertainty of living, being human, a woman, and a most importantly a mother. I used to be an avid journaller, writing in the wee hours of the morning about nothing, something or everything. I still journal but wood, plaster and canvas have become my paper, with color and form becoming my words.

Although I’ve been painting for years, I still hesitate when referring to myself as an artist. I feel I’m more of an explorer uncovering what lies beneath the grime of time, or even a pathfinder wondering through the chaos of the everyday. My ideas are processed from within but can be sparked by music, conversations, a look, a photo or even a single word. When I start a piece, I’m very deliberate but this soon gives way to the piece itself. Sometimes I’m flabbergasted and other times filled with wonder that these things I create, have a life all their own. For instance, with the playskool blocks, I was immediately smitten with their chunkiness and the sound they made. My art pieces emerged from this love of banging these blocks together with my kids, and hearing the song they sang.

I believe that within everything there is a will and a yearning to be shaped and listened to. My art informs me, rather than me dictating what I want it to be. I’m constantly reminded that the joke’s on me. Although it is my hand that plays the instrument, the art itself is the musician.


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Bobbi is a self-informed artist and graphic designer with duel degrees in Journalism and English from the University of Kansas. Out of school, she worked for a television consulting firm but soon found more inspiration working for a small advertising agency, which is where she learned her graphic design skills.

Although she spends more time these days devoted to art and the art-making process, she is still passionate about her design work. She finds that often the projects inform one another, making her personal work more viable, and her commercial work stronger.

She shares her life with commercial photographer, Sam Kittner, their two boys, and two dogs.

 

Musings and Rants

Have Fun and make something creepy!
A chance to see some of my recent work...

About BK

With paint, paper, and the found object...

I create art out of a need to understand and embrace the everyday uncertainty of living, being human, a woman, and a most importantly a mother. I used to be an avid journaller, writing in the wee hours of the morning about nothing, something or everything. I still journal but wood, plaster and canvas have become my paper, with color and form becoming my words.

Although I’ve been painting for years, I still hesitate when referring to myself as an artist. I feel I’m more of an explorer uncovering what lies beneath the grime of time, or even a pathfinder wondering through the chaos of the everyday. My ideas are processed from within but can be sparked by music, conversations, a look, a photo or even a single word. When I start a piece, I’m very deliberate but this soon gives way to the piece itself. Sometimes I’m flabbergasted and other times filled with wonder that these things I create, have a life all their own. For instance, with the playskool blocks, I was immediately smitten with their chunkiness and the sound they made. My art pieces emerged from this love of banging these blocks together with my kids, and hearing the song they sang.

I believe that within everything there is a will and a yearning to be shaped and listened to. My art informs me, rather than me dictating what I want it to be. I’m constantly reminded that the joke’s on me. Although it is my hand that plays the instrument, the art itself is the musician.


______________________________________________________________________________

Bobbi is a self-informed artist and graphic designer with duel degrees in Journalism and English from the University of Kansas. Out of school, she worked for a television consulting firm but soon found more inspiration working for a small advertising agency, which is where she learned her graphic design skills.

Although she spends more time these days devoted to art and the art-making process, she is still passionate about her design work. She finds that often the projects inform one another, making her personal work more viable, and her commercial work stronger.

She shares her life with commercial photographer, Sam Kittner, their two boys, and two dogs.