My name is Kate Rivers and I work with a unique blend of books, paper, and paint. I've been experimenting with this medium for several years now, and it's been my favorite way to capture the essence of a place in my art.
As I've traveled around the world and been exposed to different cultures and cities, I've grown more intrigued by their unique characteristics. The cityscape and landscape paintings in my new series are all about my personal response to place that I live in or have visited—they're abstract impressions created from books found in estate sales and garage sales. They're one-of-a-kind pieces that combine color, texture and movement—all in an effort to capture what makes each place unique.
I've always loved books, but I also love the idea of being able to see through them. In my work, I'm trying to capture both sides of this dichotomy: the feeling of being enveloped in a book and that mystery spilling out into the world around it.