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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  place in my art. The cityscape and the landscape paintings are all about my response to place. They are abstract impressions created from books found in estate sales and garage sales,  one-of-a-kind pieces that combine color, texture and movement. I often refer to them as image/word poems.
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 creating my own mystery with the books.

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