Materials: Acrylic on canvas, framed
Artist Statement: I am intrigued with the way an object left by the sea, exposed to the elements, wears down as a result of time and environment. I find it to be a beautiful metaphor for the fragility of the physical world. By painting around and into shapes, I create fragments that appear carved, softened and shaped from the outside, to characterize the concept that time and environment alter the size and quality of everything. Whether painting literal fragments of debris I have gathered, or dissecting subjects into abstraction, I present fragments as a metaphor for the fragility of the physical world.
Artist Bio: Kit Porter (b. 1983) is a mixed media artist living and working in Beaufort, South Carolina. Porter received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of the South in 2005. Her abstract language has evolved from her interest in the way an object left by the sea wears down as a result of time and environment. Porter’s paintings abstract and fragment natural forms as a metaphor for the fragility of the physical world.