Statement

My work is informed by the hard edge painters of the Bauhaus era. Leaning toward minimalism, I find satisfaction in paring down my compositions. After working solely with fabric for years, collage has unlocked new perspectives in my design process. Paper behaves so differently than fabric. In both mediums simple shapes are composed to create a visual haiku. Each shape and color plays its part. Nothing is extraneous.

The bends and folds of my Facet series are reminiscent of Origami. I use value to create a structural impression by considering how light reflects off surfaces. My hand dyed fabrics are a must. The sculptural feel allows space for the unexpected to happen. 

 

┬ęKathleen Probst, Gold, dye on cotton, 2017, 42 x 39 inches