Kristen Abbott | Featured Artist

May 7, 2024

Mixed media artist Kristen Abbott’s "The Language of Leaves" series explores the symbolism found in foliage. Abbott begins with the cyanotype process, carefully foraging leaves and arranging them on natural fiber surfaces coated with a light-sensitive emulsion. The leaves and fabric are then exposed to the Colorado sun and subtly modified with organic compounds, watercolor, and pan pastels.

“Embracing the unpredictable interactions that emerge, I navigate the interplay between creator and creation, human touch and natural forces.”

"This collaboration with the elements reignites my sense of wonder, motivating me to continually approach the canvas in pursuit of capturing the enigmatic essence of the landscape."

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