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My Little Island of Happiness
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My Little Island of Happiness Painting

Cat Huss

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 23 W x 31 H x 1.5 D in

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Sometimes, no matter what kind of water is surrounding you....stormy, icy cold, angry, or calm...you just need a little island of happiness. Nothing is perfect but it does help to find a perfect place for yourself within the chaos. For me, it's a little island I can get to in an hour with a small boat or kayak. It's where I go when I really need to unplug. I have phone service there but it's easy to ignore the phone when surrounded by clear waters, lapping waves, and the smell of saltwater. This piece developed through a lot of layers and much of it has been covered over with simpler lines and solid swaths of color, revealing small islands (details, in the middle). This painting is acrylic on paper with my own printed photography included and applied to a cradled wood panel. It has many layers of paint and paper and there are visible purposeful defects. Cuts and tears in the paper reveal painted wood underneath. Lots of detail up close but fairly minimal and impactful from afar. It expresses calm and happiness amidst the chaos. The painting is framed and wired, ready to hang.

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:23 W x 31 H x 1.5 D in

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Cat Huss (b. 1970) is an American contemporary visual artist who was born and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast. She has lived and traveled extensively in Mexico and the United States. Having lived near water most of her life, it is an integral part of her process and is often referenced in her work. Cat's love of diverse human culture and nature inform her abstract paintings, drawings, and collages. Cat is an independent artist. Her work has been featured in galleries, virtual exhibitions, and curated independent fairs throughout the United States. Cat earned a Bachelor of Science in Advertising/PR and a Master of Arts in Communication from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Her abstract work is informed by travel, the study of Communication (cultural, self, and others), and a deep connectedness to nature. ARTIST STATEMENT I long to have conversations about the deeper questions in life and this pushes me forward into the creative mode. This is how I communicate those things which remain unsaid. I've been working this year to understand more about the "bottom-line" of what inspires my work and where the colors, shapes, and styles come from. Most of my work is process-driven after a time of meditation on particular ideas. This year, my goal was to delve into the materials with more connectedness to the process and then just let the work develop on its own without thinking too much. My goal was, and is, to create more authentic/original work through establishing a state of flow in the studio with materials and process as my guid

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