by Kristi Kohut
Named one of „7 next-big-thing artists“ by Elle Decor magazine, she is a mixed-media artist in Chicago, IL. Her very intuitive process is inspired by color and pattern found in nature, often using a variety of media including watercolor, pastels, ink, acrylic and glass beads.
„My process is very intuitive and is influenced by color and pattern in the natural world and in the commercial world. A permeating crack on the sidewalk, the vibrant layers of an agate rock, the exotic clothing of a faraway place, are my muses. It is an intuitive dance of play, working until I find just the right combination of color and texture. I know when it is done when it elicits a feeling inside, a zing, a ping of joy or pleasure that often only comes with that final touch or pop of color, suddenly transforming the piece. That feeling is a connection to something more, something that is not of the day-to-day routine of life. The antithesis of routine. A hint at what's on the other side of this world. The something more we feel ourselves longing for. For me, making art is to touch the divine. There is magic and mystery all around us. Beauty everywhere. That's what I am trying to capture.“