In her new Ecliptic painting series Kathleen Werner designs centered geometries and creates distinctive movement with the use of multiple varied symmetries.
The Ecliptic series combines quadrilateral, reflective, diagonal and cyclical symmetries to realize a unique visual interaction. The technique produces remarkable paintings that take on an interesting assembly of organic and mechanical movement. The theory behind the name of the Ecliptic series is aligned with the visual movement it invokes and each painting is titled by assigning a palindromic prime number to accentuate its rarity and symmetry.
Inspired through a background and obsession with architectural design, these intricate and elegant paintings are drafted on spinning rails and detailed completely freehand with compositions that require intense reflection at every step of the process.
Werner works essentially in large paintings and interactive sculpture. While completing a program at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture she conceived and fabricated the famous large scale interactive steel “Etazin” chair, which is on permanent display on the school grounds. Etazin is also featured as public art in Manhattan at 48th and 3rd and can be found in resorts and private collections all over the world.