Artist Statement

The deconstructed clothespin references figure forms from the prehistoric age or Twentieth century abstraction.

I’m interested in exploring materials that other’s might view as pedestrian and turning them into something iconic. For me the maker, there is something meditative and magical about deconstructing and reconstructing clothespin forms, painting and distressing them and binding them to a wooden base with wire and thread. Exploring sexual impulses and spirituality are themes I return to frequently.

The art of Shibari (meaning decorative tie) is a primary influence. I’m interested in developing a language with limited materials that I control, however I don’t want to dictate what the viewer thinks or feels. I want them to be free to interpret the work based on their individual experience.

Artist Biography

Currently residing in Lewes, Delaware, Kay Klotzbach is a nationally recognized artist who has exhibited in galleries, museums and university in numerous states.  She is currently an associate professor of Painting and Drawing at Camden County College in Blackwood, New Jersey where she and her students have been commissioned to design and paint a number of mural projects in the region.

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