Get to Know the Austin Artist: Katy David
Working with porcelain and stoneware, gouache and eggshells, I create work that asks the viewer to participate by imagining themselves immersed in a fantastical landscape of color, line and texture. I explore how meaning can emerge from pattern, using color as a guidepost. Detail and repetition are important facets of my artistic practice. The imperfection of the handmade is integral because while I strive to create copies, there are inevitably differences emerge that are inherent in creation. Each is the same; each is different. This creates an interesting dichotomy and a compelling viewing experience, one that invites deeper study of the piece both as a physical object and as a representation of the importance of each individual as a part of the whole.