Vol 8 No 1 (2016)
Art

Artist Statement

Micol Kates
Athabasca University
Bio
Published September 8, 2016

Abstract

Interdisciplinary studies draws on the work of many different disciplines in order to more deeply understand, fundamentally, how a system works. To that end, my work as an artist engages in interdisciplinarity by exploring issues from a feminist, activist, and a Deep Ecology perspective. I am primarily interested natural landscapes — such as mountains, trees, bodies of water, the sky, and the beings we get to share the earth with. One of my passions, and a constant subject for me is the sky. I love to photograph and paint the sky when it’s moody, overcast and grey, or sultry, and filled with colour. I photograph landscapes the way I would also like to paint them, filled with emotion. I like trying to capture the feeling that a natural landscape subject, such as a mountain, a body of water, or a stunning sunset evokes, in contrast to only capturing that subject, but not the feeling of it.