KATHERINE HISAKO KODAMA
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Irritating free magazines are used to create seaweed images

During the Covid shelter in place order in San Francisco, California,  I took an online course on Matisse cutouts taught by the London Drawing Group and found great comfort in the simplicity of cutting paper.  I began using a free, glossy magazine named San Francisco Magazine that really irritated me.  The fancy cars and watches and expensive lifestyle seemed very trivial, ridiculous and in bad taste.  This led me to question my response and how to make it positive.  I took the most offensive articles and advertisements and, inspired by Matisse’s later work, made cut outs of seaweed.  I always had a fondness for seaweed both eating and enjoying their morphology.
Each piece is 6 in X 6 in on particle board.  Every one is priced at $60 except for one.  
 
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