Kate Jenkins

Kate Jenkins

I’ve been making one-of-a-kind monotypes at Zea Mays Printmaking for more than 20 years. Some prints have seemed good enough to exhibit. Hundreds of others were not entirely successful but felt too precious to discard. I’ve kept them, thinking that some day I would cut them up and use them in collages. And that day has finally come.

I find interesting representational and abstract sections in the prints and use them to create new images. The work is both challenging and fun. Collage is a playful process that may begin with one element and then proceed of its own accord in a surprising direction. If the finished pieces seem to tell a story, please feel free to imagine what it is. These collages represent my work over the past two years.

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