Gentle Descent


Gentle Descent, a mixed media paper construction 

Artist:  Katherine McCauley

Title:  Gentle Descent

Medium:  Mixed-Medium - Paper Construction

Size:  32" x 22"

Year Installed:  1988

Location:  Government Center West



Kathering McCauley used burnt marks as part of her visual vocabulary. Her abstraction made frequent reference to archaic form. In this watercolor on hand made paper construction with burnt areas, she infused a descending motion of forms with ease and elegance. Together with "Offering", the artworks are installed in the atrium of the Governmental Center West.


Artist Statement

"Arrangement of forms that reveal a slow movement downward, somewhat arrested by another form entering at right bottom."