Kathy Menzie

Juried Artist Member (JAM)

Topeka, KS
United States

Artist Statement
When one works with fabric, there is always an element of the mundane—cutting, shaping, sewing. Once the fabric is placed into a scene, it becomes something else—a vision of life in all its color and texture. The bits of fabric highlight the juxtaposition between something we take for granted and something amazing.

I use the photos I’ve taken from my travels to recreate scenes that evoke a memory. All of the landscape art scenes reflect where I have been, not only in a physical sense but also in an emotional sense. Each element—from a tree to a home to a mailbox—has its own place in the fabric of its physical space. The fabric designs and textures become integral to how I perceive the scene.