Artworks
cellophane, thread, type writer
1.5’ x 1.5’ x 20’
2014
driftwood, twine, Acrylic Paint
2’ x 8’ x 16’ (not yet shown)
2016
Sculpture
6x5x6
2017
water, thread, cellophane, clear plastic, rubber tubing.
6’ x 6’ x 20’
2014

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  • Katya Roberts posted a new Artwork Unbroken
    We are each cut from the same cloth, so to speak.  What makes us diverse is not that we’re materially different but rather that we are each wrought by unique experiences.  Unbroken is made out of a single sheet of aluminum (which in its model stage started out as a sheet of paper).  While it was bent and cut, nothing was cut away and its wholeness was preserved.  I was drawn to the formal and conceptual aspects of this.  The model came to serve as a personification of an individual while …
  • Katya Roberts updated the Artwork Set Apart
    The driftwood collected on the shores of Lake Michigan has weathered multiple lives and identities.  Once a part of a tree, then set afloat, turned under, tossed about and finally washed up on new shores to be collected to tell a new story.  The ladder-like arrangement invites a connection to something higher, while the three rafts, though small and in part preciously adorned with blue glitter are still capable of floating.  The paint on the driftwood infuses the wood with new meaning on two …
  • Katya Roberts updated the Artwork Set Apart
    The driftwood collected on the shores of Lake Michigan has weathered multiple lives and identities.  Once a part of a tree, then set afloat, turned under, tossed about and finally washed up on new shores to be collected to tell a new story.  That feature of the materials captures a biographical aspect marked by two major moves in just over a year.  The ladder-like arrangement invites a connection to something higher, while the three rafts, though small and in part preciously adorned with blue…
  • Three sheets of cellophane cascade down from the ceiling and end in puddles of water.  The first cellophane reads (embroidered with white thread), “From clean” 2/3 of the way up from ground level.  The second piece of cellophane reads, “to clean,” 1/3 of the way up.  The third piece of cellophane reads, “to clean” at eye level.  The puddles have a floating message embroidered in white thread, “In living water where we all now stand.” In observing a previous work of mine, a wo…